We hope you are well. Obviously we can’t run gigs at The Globe currently but this WONT STOP US bringing you the very best new music!
This SUNDAY 19TH APRIL at 8PM we’re delighted to be able to bring you an exclusive and intimate solo piano concert by one of the country’s finest pianists, Sam Leak, which we will stream live to you through Facebook.
Sam Leak performs 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, he maintains a sense of the tradition whilst performing music that is very much rooted in the UK Jazz movement of the moment. On April 19th, at 8pm, he will be performing a privately live-steamed concert especially for the Jazz Co-op/Newcastle audience. Jazzwise magazine, noting his “adventurous genre-crossing musical sensibility, with a surprise at every turn and no source of inspiration off-limits,” described his most recent live-streamed concert as an “artistic success.”
His most recent album release “Adrift,” recorded in duet with Lee Konitz/Ben Wendel pianist Dan Tepfer, has been described as “compelling” and “reaching far beyond the jazz loop” by the Guardian’s John Fordham, and “astonishing” by The Wire’s Marcus O’Dair. Sam will play for about 45 mins to 1 hour, and will be happy to take some questions about the music at the end, so both some wonderful music and some insights for you!
The gig is on a donation basis has a minimum suggested donation of £5 for entrance. If you are able to pay a bit more this will be really welcome at this time when gig income for musicians has completely stopped and is unlikely to return in the very near future. Money collected will be split so that it also supports The Globe (for more details on the model, you can read this London Jazz News article: https://londonjazznews.com/2020/04/06/jazz-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-a-model-for-livestreaming-gigs/
To get tickets please message the Jazz Co-op Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jazz.coop.uk/
“Multi-faceted and smart as a pin, this is poetic chamber jazz of a very high order” MOJO ★★★★
All About Jazz
“the music is magical… constantly evolving and engaging…”
The New York City Jazz Record
“This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it’s trying to do – and succeeds”
Daniel Spicer, BBC Music Magazine
“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, The Guardian