We are delighted to have Sam Leak, one of the great pianists here, to take the gig tonight in a band including Alex Hitchcock and James Copus.
Leak is a London-based Jazz pianist was described by JazzFM’s Helen Mayhew as ‘One of the brightest stars in the Jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser, and a brilliant prospect for the future.’ His album “Aquarium” was one of MOJO Magazine’s ‘Top Ten International Releases of the Year.’
Sam has given pleasure to audiences in a variety of line-ups over the years. He is able to conjure up the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett but bring a contemporary slant.
Whether in trio format, with his band Aquarium or in duo wth Dan Tepfer, he never ceases to amaze.
“The Royal Academy of Music’s jazz programme has produced a remarkable crop of newcomers in recent times: notably the Mercury-nominated pianists Gwilym Simcock and Kit Downes. Now comes Sam Leak, an artist of comparable promise…Leak is a subtle storyteller who keeps the grooves and colours changing.” John Fordham