7 Star Arts is delighted to present award-winning jazz pianist and composer Rick Simpson, who with his “undoubted musicianship” is no stranger to the heart of the London Jazz scene – on both the new music and more traditional fronts. Join Rick in the Jazz Room for an evening of piano improvisations and jazz standards.
Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door
“Simpson is a skillful manipulator of the effect of an overall piece” – London Jazz Review
“multi-layered textures, crunchy sonorities and sensitive voicing” -The Cross-Eyed Pianist
Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2008 Rick Simpson has performed with musicians such as Christian Scott, Eric Harland, Joe Sanders, Michael Janisch, Ernesto Simpson, Martin Speake, Earl Burness Travis, Stan Sulzmann, Jeff Williams and Brandon Allen as well as younger musicians in London. Rick plays in the ensembles of Jay Phelps, Tim Thornton, Tommy Andrews, Leo Richardson, Paul Riley, and US jazz singer Hailey Tuck amongst others. As a composer he writes “exceptional original music with a variety of influences inside and out of the jazz world, and ruminating on themes as diverse as identity theft, scary forests and sexual volcanoes”
Rick is based in London, playing a wide variety of music, and leads his own group playing original jazz music. Rick is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, the 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Vortex, and The Bull’s Head, and he has also appeared at the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room.