Sam Knight's lively young quintet plays original compositions, drawing strongly from the jazz giants that have most influenced him during his time at the Guildhall School of Music. It's straight-ahead jazz, performed with flair and passion.
- Jazzwise Magazine
Sam Knight • Jacob Cooper
Gero Schipmann • Floyer Sydenham
The Sam Knight Quintet is a band consisting of current
and former students of the Royal Academy and
Guildhall School of Music. Combined, the band
members have played in many different settings from
Jazz-Fusion to Duos, and they all bring these
experiences into the Quintet, creating unique and
vibrant colours of sound.
The band plays original music that has been influenced by
the compositional works of the great Kenny Wheeler,
Dave Holland, Jaga Jazzist & Nils Petter Molvær to name a
few. The band explores the tradition of British and
Germanic Jazz, putting into perspective the close
historical bond between Scandinavia and the British Isles.
From gentle pieces that float you through the Fjords of
Norway, to music that paints a scene of a rainy urban
England in Winter - this reflective ensemble will capture
any audience and transport them to another world.