Leo Richardson and James Copus Quartet

Nov 18 2019 20:00 - 22:00

Hampstead Jazz Club at Duke of Hamilton, 23-25 New End , NW3 1JD London

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat - No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm

Hampstead Jazz Club is an Official Venue Partner of London Jazz Festival Week in November and is Proud to Present:


Leo Richardson and James Copus Quartet

James Copus and Leo Richardson join forces to bring you a special one-off performance for the EFG London Jazz festival. James and Leo will be joined by the incomparable Ross Stanley on organ and the incredible Will Glaser on drums. A night not to be missed!

James Copus

James Copus is an award winning jazz trumpet player who is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most exciting trumpet players on the London scene. Having grown up in a musical household, James took to music at an early age and started playing trumpet aged 8. He attended the junior Jazz course at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music before going on to study there full time and graduate with first class honours. During his time at the Academy, he became a proud recipient of the distinguished Derek Watkins award.

James has studied with Till Bronner, Gerard Presencer, Alex Sipiagin and Steve Fishwick and sites all four as major influences on his playing. James has had the privilege of recording and playing with some of the worlds most established musicians including Dave Holland, Joe Locke, Tim Garland, Stan Sulzmann, Gareth Lockrane, Laurence Cottle, Jim Hart, Clark Tracey, Curtis Stigers and many more.

As a session musician and commercial trumpet player, James has played and recorded with the likes of Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, Louisa Johnson, Gregory Porter, James Bay, Basement Jaxx, The Riverdance Company, The London Concert Orchestra (LCO), English Session Orchestra (ESO), Manchester Cameratta, The BBC Big Band, The Guy Barker Big Band and the John Wilson Orchestra. With these various different outfits, he has played at venues such as Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and Abbey Road studios. He can also be frequently found playing in the west end.

You can hear James at venues up and down the country playing with bands such as the Alex Hitchcock Quintet, Ralph Wyld’s Mosaic, Jay Davis’ Local Yokels and his own group, The James Copus Quartet, for which he composes and arranges original music.

Copus is a more exciting trumpet player than Miles” - Bebop Spoken Here

Think of all the qualities that make a great trumpeter: a full brassy tone, dazzling runs and immaculate articulation, a range that sends the high notes soaring into the stratosphere, imagination and sensitivity … James has all these and more”  - The Jazzmann

Leo Richardson

Is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists. He is best known for his honest, straight-head, contemporary hard-bop style and regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club with his own quartet.

His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey.

The recent release of Leo’s debut album ‘The Chase’, continues to make waves, alongside his notable performance and recording credits for artists which include: Jamie Callum, Gregory Porter, The BBC Proms, Il Divo and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

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 success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

Line up:

James Copus – Trumpet

Leo Richardson – Tenor Sax

Ross Stanley – Organ

Will Glaser - Drums

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time - Book Here