Pianist Leon Greening's hard swinging style has made him a favourite on the UK Jazz circuit for over a decade but 2012 sees him lead a tour as bandleader for the first time as he launches his debut CD "Cookin? in Brooklyn". He will play music from the CD including tunes by his own favourites such as Victor Feldman and Dudley Moore plus some of his own compositions. Leon brings with him a sizzling band line-up of favourite UK musicians.
Pianist Leon Greening studied at Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall. His extraordinary solos, inspired by the likes of Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell, keep the audience on the edge of their seats and mark him out, at the age of only 31, as one of the finest pianists this country has ever produced. He was voted runner-up in the 1999 Sun Alliance Musician of the Year awards.
He has performed at Ronnie Scott's and with Christian Brewer Quartet, Matt Wates Sextet, Gareth Lockrane Septet and toured with pop band "Incognito".
Adam King studied Jazz Music at Middlesex University gaining First Class Honours. He took up double bass in the 2nd year of his studies and within 5 years has become one of the most in demand bassists on the UK scene.
He has been asked to play with some of the most prolific musicians on the UK and international jazz scene including Peter King, Stan Tracey, Julian Joseph, Will Vinson, Joe Cohn, Gilad Atzmon, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes and Nigel Hitchcock amongst many others. He can often be seen playing at London's top Jazz establishments such as Ronnie Scott's, 606 Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Adam currently is based professionally in the UK and has toured much of Europe including Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany with domestic and international musicians. He is also just as comfortable in the studio as on stage having recorded for the likes of Warner Brothers, Universal and the BBC.
Steve Brown has become one of the most sort-after drummers in the country. He studied in New York in the early 1990s with Carl Allen and John Riley and played some dates with Harry Allen. As part of the Jim Hunt Quartet he was a finalist in the European Jazz Competition in Germany. He also worked in the Far East with Dave Newton, as well as playing in Spain and France. He moved to London in 1996, made his first recording the same year and his career took off. He has worked with almost every major British artist, and has accompanied many visiting American musicians, including Conte Candoli, Kenny Davern, Harry Edison, Art Farmer, Mundell Lowe, George Masso, Warren Vache, Ralph Sutton, Junior Mance and Barry Harris. In addition to being part of Scott Hamilton's Quartet since 2000, he is a member of John Bunch's British trio, and has recorded a number of albums with both of these groups. His other studio credits include albums with Stacy Kent, Dave Cliff, various Alan Barnes groups for Alan's Woodville label, Dave Newton and Andy Panayi.