Douglas Marriner/Leo Richardson Transatlantic Quartet - “Celebrating 80 years of Blue Note”

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Tickets £15 seat 

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:00pm

Douglas Marriner is a third-generation musician, and a jazz drummer, composer and educator currently based in New York City. For a special one off performance, Douglas and Leo Richardson a regular at HJC have put together an incredible quartet to celebrate 80 wonderful years of the iconic Blue Note Record Label. They will be performing classic compositions from the golden era of Blue Note Records as well as some lesser-known material. Expect to hear Dexter Gordon, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson and more…! They will be joined by powerhouse rhythm section Tim Thornton on bass and Leon Greening on Piano.

This is a one-off special Tuesday night performance, NOT to be missed!

Douglas Marriner

Born in London, he was immersed in a musical environment, growing up with the musical guidance of both his grandfather Sir Neville Marriner (founder and conductor of the Academy of St Martin-In-The-Fields / Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Amadeus), and also his father Andrew Marriner, Principal Clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Moving to NYC in 2010 Douglas initially studied with Billy Hart, Nasheet Waits and Obed Calvaire. In 2013, he was offered a scholarship to study on Juilliard’s prestigious Jazz program, where he earned his Masters Degree in 2015 studying with Kenny Washington, Billy Drummond and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis.

As a performer, Douglas has worked with artists such as Shai Maestro, Beka Gochiashvili, Doug Wamble, Vincent Herring, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Leo Richardson

Is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. He is best known for his honest, straight-head, contemporary hard-bop style and regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet.

His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey.

The recent release of Leo’s debut album ‘The Chase’, continues to make waves, alongside his notable performance and recording credits for artists which include: Jamie Callum, Gregory Porter, The BBC Proms, Il Divo and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet toured the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music. The album was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017 and one of the Top 100 Albums of all music genres. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.


Douglas Marriner – Drums

Leo Richardson – Tenor Saxaphone

Tim Thornton – Bass

Leon Greening – Piano

Please note, The Club is not licenced to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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