Deschanel Gordon Trio
19 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Deschanel Gordon Trio
At Crookes Social Club, 8-11 pm
Deschanel Gordon: piano
Will Sach: bass
Will Cleasby: drums
Winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020, pianist Deschanel Gordon is already making waves on the UK jazz scene. Deschanel, who has worked with the likes of upcoming trumpeter Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson, brings his own trio to Sheffield which includes drummer Will Cleasby who so impressed as part of Jean Toussaint’s Quartet at the Crucible last year. Expect a mixture of original tunes coming from a heavily straight ahead swing context, but influenced by the contemporary London scene and the music of his Jamaican heritage, plus his own take on some selected jazz standards. “the piano man to watch…Deschanel Gordon” – London Jazz News
Photo credit: Lisa Wormsley
Twenty-two-year-old pianist Deschanel Gordon was born in Hackney and attended youth programmes such as the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. Growing up he was surrounded by a wide range of music from gospel to reggae and was inspired by a video of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson. This sparked his love of jazz and he switched from classical to jazz piano training. Although he has only just graduated from Trinity Laban, Deschanel has performed at many of London’s best-known jazz venues, including the 606 Club, Ronnie’s Scott’s, the Jazz Café, the Barbican and Cadogan Hall. He’s also travelled widely, playing at jazz festivals in Europe and the USA, including Moods in Zurich, New York’s Winter Jazz Festival, Jazz TM in Romania and Fasching in Sweden.
“He possesses an assured command of different styles, while at the same time adding his own individual touch, flair, and technical competence.” – Orphy Robinson
…a…player of immense stature with a seemingly unending stream of ideas…simply jaw dropping” – Sussex Jazz Magazine
Will Sach is a 23 year old bassist living in London. Raised in the New York City Area, Will grew up playing jazz and folk music. In high school, Will attended the Manhattan School of Music PreCollege program where he studied with Linda Oh. In 2015 Will was National Young Arts Foundation Merit winner for Jazz Bass. Will graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first class honors in 2019. He has performed with Kit Downes, Stan Sulzmann, the Geoff Simkins Young Lions Quintet, The Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Alex Garnett, Giacomo Smith, James Allsopp, and Alex Hitchcock.
Originally from Lincolnshire drummer Will Cleasby is now based in London after gaining a first class degree in Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire studying under Dave Wickins and Gene Calderazzo. Since arriving in London five years ago, Will has played with both young talent and veterans of the scene including Grammy Winner Kurt Elling and Jean Toussaint. Will is part of a number of projects and bands including Judi Jackson, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and Kavuma and the Banger Factory with whom he’s played at veunues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex and the Barbican as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Full – £16
Over 60s, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free
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