Sam Braysher Quartet explores the work of Kurt Weill


Date: 27 August 2024
End Date: 27 August 2024
Type: open

TIME: 8.00 – 11.00PM


Sam Braysher – alto saxophone
Matyas Gayer – piano
Tom Farmer – double bass
Josh Morrison – drums

Sam Braysher’s new project explores the work of Kurt Weill, a fascinating composer who lies at the intersection of European classical music, jazz, opera and American musical theatre.

The London based jazz saxophonist, a regular performer at jazz clubs across Europe, has received international acclaim for his warm, delicate sound and deep knowledge of the standard repertoire and American Songbook.

He is joined by an all-star London rhythm section: rising star Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer (Eddie Henderson, Jim Rotondi). ultra-swinging drummer Josh Morrison (Stacey Kent, Rob Barron), and bassist Tom Farmer (EMPIRICAL, Anoushka Shankhar, Joe Stilgoe).

Expect to hear swinging renditions of classic songs by the composer of “September Song” and “My Ship” and hidden gems from the Weill catalogue in addition to music by adjacent American Broadway composers like George, Gershwin and Cole Porter.

“I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s” – Dave Gelly, the Observer

“Braysher’s cool, modernist twist on old songs is just superbSimon Adams, Jazz Journal

“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