Jeremy Sassoon & Friends

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Last Show: Saturday 1 st July 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress regular Jeremy Sassoon returns in 2023 with his 4-piece band for another thrilling evening, showcasing some outstanding arrangements of his extensive Jazz, Blues & Soul repertoire. Jeremy is widely acclaimed for his natural, soulful voice, dynamic piano playing, and his entertaining and witty repartee as a frontman.  He brings a stellar band line up this year featuring Paul Booth on saxes (The Eagles, Stevie Winwood, Incognito), Pat Illingworth on drums (Marcus Miller, Corinne Bailey Rae, James Taylor Quartet) and is delighted to welcome Thomas Stieger over from Berlin on bass (Randy Brecker, Gregory Porter, Bireli Lagrene). Not to be missed!

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“Jeremy Sassoon smashed it at this years Love Supreme Festival”

Jazz FM

“A surefire winner at any jazz club” - Musician magazine.

“It doesn't get much better than this” – Love Supreme Festival

“A charming and witty frontman” - London Jazz News

Jeremy is one of the UK’s most in-demand singer/pianists. Either solo, or accompanied by his band, he captivates audiences with his natural, soulful voice, his charismatic personality and his arrangements of jazz, blues, groove and soul classics.

Jeremy has headlined sell out shows at Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Soho, the 606 Club and the Jazz Café. He has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Iridium Jazz Club in New York and headlines twice a year at Berlin’s premier jazz club The “A Trane”. 

He is the UK’s foremost artist tributing the music of Ray Charles with his big band “Ray Charles Project”. He played the main stage at the renowned Love Supreme Festival 2019 with this band alongside Lauryn Hill & Jamie Cullum.

In 2014, his version of the beautiful Marc Cohn song “The Things We’ve Handed Down” was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs as the castaway’s favourite and then hit number 1 in the iTunes vocal download chart.

Jeremy's recent CD “Jeremy Sassoon & Friends Live”, was recorded live at PizzaExpress, Soho with his 5-piece band, and was chosen by respected German jazz publication Jazzthetik as one of the best albums of 2018.

“Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO” (Musicians Of Jewish Origin) was launched in 2019 and it recounts the history of 100 years of Jewish songwriters from George Gershwin to Amy Winehouse and beyond. It has received rave reviews and the show had a full month's run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe to rave reviews.

Band Lineup

Jeremy Sassoon (vocal/piano)

Paul Booth (saxes)

Thomas Stieger (bass)

Pat Illingworth (drums)