♫ Leon Greening Quartet
Fri 2 February 2018 at 7.30pm
- Leon Greening piano*
- Christian Brewer sax
- Adam King double bass
- Steve Brown drums
*Thanks to Hickies, the Music Shop, Leon will be playing a real piano, not a keyboard.
Leon Greening studied piano 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 as one of the finest pianists this country has ever produced. His hard swinging style has made him a favourite on the UK Jazz circuit for well over a decade, and his intense performances have not only encouraged a loyal following but high praise from critics:
“Leon Greening….epitomises the assured confidence of a new generation.’” JazzJournal
“Listening to Leon Greening’s playing is like hearing a history of post-Bop piano…..authentic and yet personal echoes of (all the greats)…..all the more remarkable for coming from a musician of such youth.” Clark Tracey
Christian Brewer is a well known jazz alto saxophonist / composer and educator on the London jazz scene. He has been a leading voice on the alto saxophone for over 20 years, and has performed at many of the top clubs and festivals both at home and abroad.
“One of the most exciting alto players I’ve heard in a long time” Tony Hall
Bassist Adam King as a youngster started on the saxophone before moving to bass guitar and finally to the double bass on which he gained a 1st class honours degree in BA Jazz. Since then he has become one of the most in demand bassists playing with some of the most prolific musicians on the UK and international jazz scene and often playing at London’s top jazz establishments.
Steve Brown, always smiling, always swinging, and drummer with the Scott Hamilton quartet since 2000, studied in New York in the early 1990s. Subsequently working in the Far East and Europe where he was a finalist in the European Jazz Competition in Germany, he moved back to the UK in 1996 where he has become one of the most sought after drummers in the country.
Jazz at Progress is presented in association with Jazz in Reading.