Leo Richardson with Tom Farmer & Tim Giles feat. music from Joe Henderson
Thursday 20th April 2023
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.
Hampstead Jazz Club resident artist Leo Richardson has put together an outrageous rhythm section of two of the most in demand players on the UK jazz scene. Tom Farmer, one of the most sought after bass players and award winning Tim Giles on drums.
Tonight, they will be performing selections from the Blue Note Records 1985 recording, “State Of The Tenor – live at The Village Vanguard” by tenor sax titan Joe Henderson. This promises to be an exciting evening of music, exploring the possibilities and interplay between the musicians in this chordless format.
Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of the UK’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey.
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 Chase” was the first album to receive 5* from The Sunday Guardian/Observer. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The Leo Richardson Quartet released their second album Move in 2019 to critical acclaim, receiving 5* in BBC Music Magazine.
Some of Leo’s notable performance, touring and recording credits include: Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, TLC, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Van Morrison, Ronnie Wood, Deep Purple, Beverley Knight, The BBC Proms, Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Ben Sidran, Alan Skidmore, Eric Alexander, Joe Sanders, Willie Jones III, Dan Nimmer, Gary Husband, Dick Pearce, Norma Winstone…
Bassist Tom Farmer part of the British jazz group Empirical, has gained quite a following in the world of jazz with blended skills between playing, composing and marvellous improvisation. He has worked on multiple projects, performances and recordings since 2007, and the band’s debut album, ‘Empirical” was released in 2009. In 2016 they won the Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Best Ensemble.
Tim Giles is a jazz drummer who won the Daily Telegraph Young Composer of the Year Award in 1992 at the age of 12 and has gone on to perform with a variety of jazz musicians. Giles was a member of Richard Fairhurst’s Hungry Ants, and later formed his own group, Fraud, with James Allsopp.
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