Deschanel Gordon Trio


Date: 24 May 2022
End Date: 24 May 2022
Type: open

TIME: 8.00 – 11.00PM


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Deschanel Gordon – piano
Will Sach – bass
Will Clearsby – drums

Twenty-two-year-old pianist Deschanel Gordon , winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2020, 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.

One of the brightest prospects of his generation, Gordon has worked with the likes of Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson.

“He possesses an assured command of different styles, while at the same time adding his own individual touch, flair, and technical competence.” 

– Orphy Robinson

“Gordon…delivers a flowingly expansive piano solo…exhibiting a…relaxed fluency”

The Jazzmann

“the piano man to watch…Deschanel Gordon”

London Jazz News

“Deschanel Gordon…a…player of immense stature with a seemingly unending stream of ideas…simply jaw dropping”

Sussex Jazz Magazine


Will Cleasby is a jazz drummer and a backbone to the two of the most revered outfits on London’s Jazz Scene today. The Banger Factory and Kansas Smitty’s House Band. Recipient of the highest honours from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where he received his bettering from the likes of Gene Calderazzo and Dave Wickens. You can often bump into Will at premier London venues, Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex and Jazz Cafe, where he may be performing with Judy Jackson or the Grammy-winning and legendary Kurt Elling.
Will Sach is a 24 year old bassist living in North 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 YoungArts 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, Sam Amidon, Stan Sulzmann, the Geoff Simkins Young Lions Quintet, The Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Alex Garnett, Giacomo Smith, James Allsopp, and Alex Hitchcock. Will has toured around Europe and regularly gigs in London’s jazz venues.


Hear the trio playing in Sheffield last autumn here