Leo Richardson and Graeme Flowers Quartet
LONDON Hampstead Jazz Club
The Duke of Hamilton 23-25 New End Hampstead
Leo Richardson and Graeme Flowers join forces to bring you a special one-off performance for the EFG London Jazz festival. Leo and Graeme will be joined by the incomparable Ross Stanley on organ and the incredible Will Glaser on drums. A night not to be missed!
Leo is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. He is best known for his honest, straight-head, contemporary hard-bop style and regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet.
His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey.
The recent release of Leo’s debut album ‘The Chase’, continues to make waves, alongside his notable performance and recording credits for artists which include: Jamie Callum, Gregory Porter, The BBC Proms, Il Divo and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet toured the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music. The album was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017 and one of the Top 100 Albums of all music genres. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.
Graeme is a very sought after A list musician, who boasts countless television and concert appearances supporting some of the industry’s greatest showmen including Quincy Jones, Taylor Swift, Paul Weller, Jools Holland, The James Taylor Quartet, Cee Lo Green, Michael Buble and a host more.
In the studio, Graeme has recorded on multiple albums to name but a few for Leona Lewis, John Newman, Rebecca Ferguson, Simply Red, Katie Melua and the list goes on.
For the world of jazz, Graeme has also recorded on the Jazz albums of The London horns, Tim Rose, Clement Regert, Jacob Quistgaard and Will Todd. He has also established himself as an International force with the trumpet and has featured on ‘world music’ albums of Eliane Correa, Lokkhi Terra, Cubafrobeat, Saravah Soul, Justin Thurgur, Pandit Danesh, Family Atlantica, Afro Elements and Jazzinho.
Graeme has toured with Kyle Eastwood, Clint’s bass playing son. He has performed on, and written music for three Clint Eastwood movie soundtracks, and played at all the major Jazz festivals and jazz clubs in America, Japan, Europe, Indonesia and South Africa. Graeme recently recorded on the soundtracks for movies Early Man and Hurricane.
His latest works include him playing for Gregory Porter and The BBC Big Band.
Leo Richardson – Tenor Sax
Graeme Flowers – Trumpet
Ross Stanley – Organ
Will Glaser – Drums