Sam Crockatt's 'Brouhaha'
LONDON Oliver's Jazz Bar
9 Nevada St,
As part of a series of EFG London Jazz Festival concerts curated by jazz pianist Sam Leak, and hosted by Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich, Sam Crockatt ('A highlight of the British jazz scene' - CD-Aktuell) will lead his new, West Country based, folk music inspired, ensemble 'Brouhaha.'
Citing John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Lee Konitz (his one-time teacher) among his musical influences, Sam’s ability to marry his understanding of past masters with contemporary styles keeps him constantly in demand, and has taken him to stages at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Kragujevac Jazz Festival (Serbia) and WDR Festival (Cologne). Crockatt's debut album Howeird, featuring Gwilym Simcock, Oli Hayhurst and Ben Reynolds, won a Parliamentary Jazz Award. The follow up, Flood Tide, was commended in The Guardian for its 'Haunting lyricism' (John Fordham). Critical acclaim for his third release, Mells Bells, has further enhanced his reputation as a composer and leader, with the album drawing praise from such eminent publications as The Guardian, Jazzwise Magazine, The Telegraph and The Financial Times.
The band features the talents of Nostalgia 77's Riaan Vosloo and Cloudmakers' Dave Smith (Robert Plant).
'This is yet another excellent example of evidence that British jazz is not merely alive and well, but kicking too.' ★★★★ All About Jazz