Tom Sochas Trio
Thursday 15th September 2022
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
The Hampstead Jazz Club hosts another debut album show by Jazz Pianist Tom Sochas & his sizzling Trio!
Building on the success of a solo EP released in early 2021, Franco-American jazz pianist Tom Sochas, previously known for his work with London staple Phoenician Blinds, is back with his debut album ‘The Sorcerer‘, on Khumbu Records. The album released in April 2022 introduces Tom’s new trio with Greek bassist Thodoris Ziarkas and British drummer Olly Sarkar.
Tom Sochas is a Franco-American pianist born and raised in Paris, France and Nairobi, Kenya. Tom moved to London in 2011 and began to compose for quartet and brainchild : Phoenician Blinds. The contemporary jazz quartet has kept very busy and released three critically acclaimed albums as well as keeping a busy touring schedule in the UK and Europe.
Tom’s love of lyrical and melodic music, hard hitting post-bop and his passion for western classical music has led him to developing a unique sound, itself materialising into his first solo EP, ‘You Could Hear The Bird Sing’. Beyond his own band and trio Tom has also created a label, Khumbu Records, to house and nourish some of the projects he is currently involved in. Tom Sochas’s debut album ‘The Sorcerer‘ was recently released on Khumbu Records in April 2022. Tom was awarded the Do It Differently grant from Help Musicians UK to support the release of this record.
Today he focuses in equal parts on his practice, playing with his own trio, Phoenician Blinds, but also composes for film and theatre.
“Spellbinding piano from Tom Sochas… a very, very beautiful album.” — Jamie Cullum
“ ★★★★ “The Sorcerer” resonates deeper with every play.” — MOJO
“ ★★★★ “The Sorcerer” is full of surprises, intricate mood swings and unfolds gradually, with all its meditativeness, leaving no opportunity for the listener to get bored.” — Jazzist Magazine
“ ★★★ “The Sorcerer” is a promising debut from Sochas’ trio. There are some lovely moments to be discovered” — UK VIBE
Piano – Tom Sochas
Bass – Thodoris Ziarkas
Drums – Olly Sarkar
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