Meg Morley Trio Album Launch Tour
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Shortly after forming in 2017, the Meg Morley Trio was recognised as “one of the most exciting groups on the current UK scene” with “the potential to make an impact on the wider jazz scene too” –All About Jazz and we are thrilled to welcome them to The Hampstead Jazz Club!
Fun, interplay and quirkiness comes through in the music and possibly originates from their individual backgrounds. Morley is a classically-trained pianist-composer, with extensive experience improvising for silent film and contemporary dance. The prodigiously self-taught Sadler is proficient in various musical styles, and has performed with an impressive range of musicians (Sam Kelly – Cymande; Ray Davies – the Kinks; Neil Cowley Trio; ISQ), and the virtuosic yet sensitive Caroselli is immersed in the ‘jazz’ tradition also with influences from pop, rock and Cuba.
In the past few years since Morley released two successful debut recordings, she has travelled further down a path of creating music for silent film, recording her original piano compositions for DVD releases in the USA and taking the Meg Morley Trio with her on several UK tours of score commissions (e.g. BFI Southbank and Birmingham’s Flatpack Projects).
As a silent-film-musician she is recognised as “something of a natural, with a unique and entirely authentic voice for modern audiences” – Neil Brand, working with her trio, as well as collaborating with a variety of other artists (including Derbyshire’s instrumental-electronic trio Haiku Salut) and performing regularly in international film and arts settings (Bristol Ideas; Il Cinema Ritrovato; Netherlands Silent Film Festival).
Morley, who received an “Exceptional Talent” endorsement (Arts Council England), focuses on storytelling, and her “ability to conjure up varied moods and at times unsettling atmospheres” – All About Jazz
Meg emerges again in the album “Journey Through Home“, which further displays her diverse compositional skills and eclectic tastes, highlighted in the piece ‘e-Gnosis‘ featuring Turkish bağlama (played by Huseyin Atasever). Her writing, combined with the support, sensitivity and dynamism from Sadler and Caroselli and the overall interaction between the three musicians, make this yet another highly original release, living up to the expectation that the trio’s debut album “should not be a one off” – Sandy Brown Jazz
“Morley’s classically honed technique and lightness of touch is immediately apparent, but there’s a rhythmic rigour and vigour about the music too” – The Jazz Man
“Morley’s style is suffused with Jazz and references the Impressionists, revealing new depths on each encounter” International Piano Magazine
Meg Morley – Piano
Richard Sadler – Bass
Emiliano Caroselli – Drums
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