EFG London Jazz Festival 2018

Harry Bolt Quartet

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Last Show: Saturday 17 th November 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Harry Bolt is a pianist who brings a fresh aesthetic and unique interpretation to modern/traditional jazz. He plays with a palpable enthusiasm - soulful, flairful and full of heart and is known for his subtle touch. His compositions and playing take inspiration from the likes of Brad Mehldau, Aaron Parks, John Taylor and Walt Weiskopf. With styles ranging from bop to stride and from the traditional to the contemporary – he tries to surprise himself and his audience. 

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While studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire Harry received the Improvisation award two years running and was a finalist in Sibelius Composer of the Year. He has been fortunate enough to play alongside the likes of Jeff Ballard, Perico Sambeat and Mark Turner. Furthermore, Harry was proud to have been mentored by the late, great John Taylor for 4 years. Since graduating from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (BmusHons) he toured the UK with the prestigious Clark Tracey Quintet for 3 years during which time he recorded two albums which gained 5 stars in Jazzwise.

The youngest band leader to tour the world (twice) with his trio on the Queen Mary 2, Harry is much in demand at all of London’s main clubs, recently playing as far afield as the famous “Smalls Jazz Club” in New York City and a selection of international jazz festivals. His Debut Album ‘Piece by Piece’ has just been released an extensive tour of the UK is in the works for 2019!


Band Lineup

Harry Bolt (piano)

David Preston (guitar)

Simon Read (bass)

Lorenzo Bonucci (drums)