Mon, 17 Dec | The Whiskey Jar

NQ Jazz: Sam Leak Trio at The Whiskey Jar

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NQ Jazz: Sam Leak Trio at The Whiskey Jar

Time & Location

17 Dec 2018, 20:00 – 18 Dec 2018, 23:00
The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF, UK

About The Event

The Sam Leak Trio perform contemporary jazz with a gospel-tinged, and folk-inspired, freedom and abandon. Conjuring up the joy and emotion typified by Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett's 1960s trios, the ensemble maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the present. Featuring Simon Read on double bass, and Will Glaser on drums, the band perform a mixture of Leak's compositions and some lesser played compositions from their favourite musicians. In 2016/17 the trio toured the UK, playing in Birmingham, Fishguard, Southampton, Leeds and elsewhere. A high point of this tour was a performance at Ronnie Scotts' prestigious International Piano Trio Festival. The trio are currently showcasing Leak's composition 'Adrift,' recorded for Jellymould Jazz in duet with Dan Tepfer - described by Marcus O'Dair as 'astonishing.'

Check the trio out here: vimeo.com/252037318

"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

Sam Leak - piano

Simon Read - double bass

Will Glaser - drums

Joshua French DJ 7//Doors 8//Music 8.30//Entry £5/£4 (stud.)

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