news

Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer duet album is due for release on Jellymould Jazz in 2017!

“Sam Leak and Dan Tepfer are two of the best pianists of their generation, and their convergence on this recording is astonishing." Marcus O'Dair Jazzwise, The Guardian, The Independent, The Financial Times, Uncut, Wire The album, recorded in New York in January 2016, features a suite for two pianos composed by Sam Leak for the Steinway two-pianos festival at Pizza Express Dean Street (originally premiered as part of a double bill with the now sadly departed John Taylor, and Richard Fairhurst).

reviews

"Multi-faceted and smart as a pin, this is poetic chamber jazz of a very high order" Chris Ingham, MOJO Magazine (4 star review) "A band full of the great heavyweights we have on the young British Jazz scene... it's got that beautiful mixture of extraordinary playing, a kind of chamber jazz feel but with great grooves and extraordinary improvising as well, I'm a fan of this band...I've been listening to it a lot actually, I'm a really really big fan of this record"

biog

Sam Leak (30) 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.' He is highly involved in a number of different Jazz scenes throughout the UK. He is most widely known for his band 'Aquarium,' for which he is both pianist and composer. Also featured are James Allsopp on Reeds, Joshua Blackmore on Drums, and Calum Gour