EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 HJC Presents The Sam Leak Trio
Monday 15th November 2021
Tickets: £15 (Seat), £20 (Seat at Table of 4)
Hampstead Jazz Club is proud to be one of the venue partners of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021. From 12th – 20th November, we will be presenting an exciting mix of superb music, showcasing an eclectic array of world class artists in the intimate setting of the capital’s coolest new jazz club.
The Sam Leak Trio
The Sam Leak Trio perform contemporary jazz with a gospel-tinged, and folk-inspired, freedom and abandon, invoking the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett’s 1960s trios. Showcasing music from their upcoming album ‘Adrift“, the ensemble maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the present.
Adrift,” recorded in duet with Lee Konitz/Ben Wendel pianist Dan Tepfer, and which Marcus O’Dair has called ‘astonishing.’ Described as “compelling” and “reaching far beyond the jazz loop” by the Guardian’s John Fordham, ‘Adrift’ is a unique composition for two pianos that explores the range of colours and possibilities offered by the unconventional lineup. Sometimes densely complex, at others eerily sparse; the writing is engaging and melodic, conjuring up images of a snow-brushed New York in winter.
Double bassist Simon Read has been described as ‘notable for his wonderful melodic displays’ and ‘wringing the maximum feeling from each song’ (The Whitman Review)
Will Glaser is a London-based drummer and percussionist who is known for his “exciting” and “wonderfully fidgety style” (The Guardian).
Sam Leak – Piano
Simon Read – Double Bass
Will Glaser – Drums
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm