We look forward to welcoming you to the next Age UK Camden lunchtime concert, from the comfort and safety of your own home.
This week's artist is jazz saxophonist, Sam Braysher.
See below for information about Sam and today's programme.
Sam Braysher is an east London-based jazz saxophonist who maintains a busy and varied freelance career. When leading his own bands he takes a particular interest in interpreting lesser-played items from the American Songbook and jazz cannon. His debut album, a 2017 duo recording with the New York pianist Michael Kanan, received international critical acclaim; his next record, featuring Catalan drummer and vibraphonist Jorge Rossy, is due for release later this year. Recent sideman work has included performances with ECM artist John Warren's nonet, Barry Green's sextet, Elaine Delmar and The London Jazz Orchestra. Sam graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was a Chartered Surveyors' Prize winner and an Artist Fellow.
This set features jazz standards by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and others.
‘Delightful and surprising’ Dave Gelly, The Observer
‘Trying to second-guess a long-gone composer’s intention is a risky exercise, and jazz improvisers usually exercise a free hand in interpreting the Great American Songbook. But the warm-toned young London saxophonist Sam Braysher is a prize-winning investigator of the early recordings and published music of Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and many others, and imagines a new jazz closely attuned to an old world.’ John Fordham, the Guardian 'Braysher's cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superb' Simon Adams, Jazz Journal