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Riley Stone-Lonergan Quartet

Riley Stone-Lonergan Quartet

Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor
Rick Simpson – Piano
Tim Thornton – Bass
Will Glaser – Drums

UK-based Irishman Riley Stone-Lonergan started working as a professional musician in Ireland at the age of 16. After two years working with local big bands and ensembles, Riley moved to the UK to study at Leeds College of Music. In 2011, he graduated with 1st Class Honours and was the recipient of a number of awards including the Dave Cooper Memorial Prize for Jazz Saxophone, John Scheerer Prize for Woodwind and David Hoult Prize for Outstanding Performance.

 

Selected as a Yamaha Jazz Scholar in 2011, Riley’s quartet was featured in Jazzwise Magazine as well as performing at the 606 Club in London. Shortly after, Riley moved to London and began to work with the prestigious National Youth Jazz Orchestra. His tenure with the band included a tour of Germany, a televised performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms (including special guest Tim Garland) and the recording of the 2012 album, The Change.

 

Riley co-leads Family Band, a chordless quartet with Kim Macari, Tom Riviere and Steve Hanley. Releasing their debut album as part of EFG London Jazz Festival on November 25th, the band have received airplay on BBC Radio and were selected to be one of 10 Ambassador groups on the Northern Line scheme by Jazz North. The band will tour in 2019. Recently, Riley was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the London Music Awards.

 

Eddie Myer, Jazzwise 2015
“…his sincerity, and his affection for the material, impress as much as his comprehensive technique.”
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