Wednesday 6th July 2016
£10.00 - £10.00
Leo Richardson is the son of veteran jazz double bassist Jim Richardson and is widely recognised to be one of London's leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. Leo became one of the most in demand tenor sax player and has performed with artists such as: Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, The BBC Proms, The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Blue, Clare Teal, The Hackney Colliery Band and many more.
Artist Website: www.leorichardsonmusic.com
Featuring: LEO RICHARDSON - sax, RICK SIMPSON - piano, MARK LEWANDOWSKI - bass and ED RICHARDSON - drums
Click The Video Below For A Taster Of The Late Late Show (actual band on the night varies!)
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
The Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show!
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
Entry: £10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
In 2009, Leo was awarded a scholarship to study Jazz at the prestigious Trinity College of Music. Whilst at Trinity, Leo studied with world class saxophonists including Jean Toussaint, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Mark Lockheart and Mick Foster.
In 2012 Leo was awarded the Trinity College of Music Jazz Achievement Award and in 2013 graduated with a 1st class degree with honours in Jazz Performance.
Since graduating, Leo has been making a name for himself on the London Jazz scene. He has become an in demand side man and has collaborated with many well renowned musicians at acclaimed venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Vortex Jazz Club and Glastonbury Music Festival. In 2015 Leo was nominated in the London Music Awards for Rising Star in the Jazz catergory.
Some notable performance and recording credits include: Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Submotion Orchestra, Wet Wet Wet, Anne-Marie, The BBC Proms, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Blue, Peter Andre, Mulatu Astatke, The Pete Long Big Band, Clare Teal, Roger Taylor (Queen), Spike Edney (Queen), Toya Wilcox, Jack Pack, Kiko Bun, Il Divo, Gillespiana, The Heliocentrics, Elaine Delmar, Jamie Davis, Vula Malinga, The Hackney Colliery Band, Dave Stewart, Alan Skidmore, Dick Pearce, Norma Winstone, Gene Calderazzo, Gareth Williams, Jim Mullen, Roman Holiday, Teotima Ensemble.
"I have known Leo Richardson for several years and in my view he is destined to become one of the finest jazz tenor saxophone players this country has produced. He has a rare natural talent" Alan Skidmore.Leo is a “sax player capable of projecting to audiences in the manner of Joshua Redman” - Sebastian Scotney.
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