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Sam Leak – Keyboards
Simon Read – Bass
Will Glaser – Drums
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.’
“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
St Ives Jazz Club was set up in June 1998, and every Tuesday since then, we’ve had the privilege of hearing top class modern jazz in beautiful St Ives.
We’ve been shortlisted twice in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards as Jazz Venue of the Year and won it in 2015 – we’re one of the best jazz clubs in the UK – that’s official!
The club features some of the greatest international and UK musicians, top class regional and resident players, promising young talent and college bands, all within a varied programme which runs every Tuesday, open to all ages – and at a reasonable price!
All gigs: doors open 7.30pm, live music from 8.30 to 11-ish.
The lower price is for St Ives Jazz Club members, MU members and Western Hotel residents.
Full Time Students and under 18s get in for £5.