Eddie Gripper Trio - ‘Home’ Album Launch Tour
Thursday 2nd May 2024
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
Described as “a critically acclaimed debut that’s already garnered comparisons with the greats” (Jazzwise) and “a remarkably mature-sounding trio album” (London Jazz News), the 23 year old pianist, Eddie Gripper, brings his band to Hampstead Jazz Club for the launch of ‘Home’.
The compositions featured on ‘Home’ (written by Gripper during lockdown) encapsulate the warmth of childhood memories and tackle the challenging themes of maturity and grief. Metrically challenging grooves are paired with rich, elegant harmonies, culminating in an outcome that is both provocative and gratifying. Each piece is a journey through time and space – beginning and finishing at a familiar and comforting destination before moving onto new or subtly developed ideas.
Eddie Gripper is an English pianist, composer and educator based in Cardiff, Wales. Born and raised in Oxford, he first moved to Cardiff in 2018 to study under the tutelage of Huw Warren before graduating with First Class Honours from Cardiff University. He has worked as a performer, promoter and producer alongside top musicians in his field. Including: Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy, Laura Jurd, Alex Merritt, Yuri Golubev, Eric Ford and Kevin Glasgow. As a composer, he has collaborated with welsh folk artist, Angharad Jenkins (Calan), exploring the various aspects of folk, jazz and contemporary classical traditions. ‘Hiraeth’, a band featuring Isaac Zuckerman, Daniel Newberry and Ursula Harrison, featured many of his own compositions alongside the work of other band mates, they featured as finalists in the 2022 edition of the International Bucharest Jazz Competition.
“Rising piano talent Eddie Gripper gets Soho swinging with Home album launch” – Tom Spargo (Jazzwise)
“In it’s maturity of approach and deftness of execution, Home is a significant achievement by any standards” – ★★★★ Peter Jones (Jazzwise)
“Gripper’s original material was thoroughly convincing in the live environment and the trio’s imaginative treatment of their chosen standards was also genuinely impressive” – The JazzMann (★★★★)
Piano – Eddie Gripper
Drums – Patrick Barrett-Donlon
Bass – Ursula Harrison
Please note, The Club is not licensed 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 £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
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.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm