Cambridge International Jazz Festival: Elliot Galvin Trio + Sam Leak Trio

Leak, Samuel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2291-8803, Read, Simon, Davis, Jay, Galvin, Elliot, McCredie, Tom and Dick, Corrie (2019) Cambridge International Jazz Festival: Elliot Galvin Trio + Sam Leak Trio. [Performance]

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Abstract

For this special Cambridge Jazz Festival concert, Sam's new piano trio will be exploring a set of brand-new compositions ahead of their next trip into the studio.

Venue Details

  1. Cambridge International Jazz Festival: Elliot Galvin Trio + Sam Leak Trio
    • Location: Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge
    • Dates: 19 Nov 2019

Item Type: Performance
Additional Information: Reviews
Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. From de-constructing standards to creating his own mirco-tonal melodica, Galvin’s music is both playful and deadly serious drawing on a wide range of influences from Keith Jarrett to Stravinsky, Ligetti, Deerhof and the Beatles as well as the films of David Lynch, the Dada movement and the literature of James Joyce.
​Live he is utterly captivating, bringing a powerful sense of purpose to everything that he plays, and while his music is playful, he never allows the humour to sidetrack from the brilliance of his band or the seriousness of his intent. And whether swinging their way through a Sonny Clark tune, de-constructing a hoary standard, or getting funky on a melodica, the Elliot Galvin trio never forget that jazz is the art of communication – with each other and with the audience.
“Audacious and Inspired… A rising star heading for the UK Jazz A-List” Evening Standard
“Unique, sounds like no one else… A definitive style all of their own” Jazz in Europe
"Brilliantly executed bright ideas" Guardian

Elliot Galvin (Piano / Keyboards)
Tom McCredie (Bass)
Corrie Dick (Drums)
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For this special Cambridge Jazz Festival concert, Sam's new piano trio will be exploring a set of brand-new compositions ahead of their next trip into the studio. Fresh off a tour that has left audiences across the UK spellbound, this performance is not to be missed.
'Sam Leak will be one to watch and hopefully U.S. jazz fans will have regular access to hearing him in concert and on CD.” The New York City Jazz Record
Sam Leak is a London-based Jazz pianist described by JazzFM's Helen Mayhew as 'One of the brightest stars in the Jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser, and a brilliant prospect for the future.'
"Multi-faceted and smart as a pin, this is poetic chamber jazz of a very high order" MOJO, All About Jazz, Jazzwise Magazine

Sam Leak - Piano
Simon Read - Double Bass
Will Glaser - Drums
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 28611
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Depositing User: Sam Leak
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 12:06
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2020 16:03
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28611

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