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Leo Richardson

Jazz Tenor Saxophonist

Music

My time at Trinity Laban was invaluable. Having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many like-minded people was amazing. Studying at this prestigious place has most certainly shaped my musicality and helped me to achieve what I have to date. If I could do it all again, I would in a heartbeat.

Leo Richardson
Leo Richardson

Biography

Leo Richardson graduated in 2013 with a first-class BMus in Jazz Tenor Saxophone and was awarded the Trinity College of Music Jazz Achievement Award. He has collaborated with a range of musicians including Kylie Minogue, Jamie Cullum, Gary Barlow, The Temptations, Heritage Orchestra, Jessie Ware, Mulatu Astatke, Norma Winstone and Gregory Porter and has played at various prestigious venues from Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and The Royal Albert Hall to the O2 Arena and Glastonbury Music Festival. He regularly hoststhe Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet, the Leo Richardson Quartet. In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet toured the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music. The album was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017 and one of the Top 100 Albums of all music genres. The Chase was the first album to receive 5* from The Sunday Guardian/Observer. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartets debut performance at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The Leo Richardson Quartet released their second album Move in 2019 to critical acclaim, receiving 5* in BBC Music Magazine.