Jeremy Sassoon Biography

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Manchester based Jazz & Blues singer pianist 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, and a repertoire of his arrangements of jazz, blues, groove and soul classics.

Once a hospital psychiatrist, Jeremy then made an interesting career change in 1995 and since then he has headlined sell out shows at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, London and the Camden Jazz Café. He has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, The Iridium Jazz Club in New York and headlines annually at Berlin’s premier Jazz Club The “A Trane”.

As well as playing a vast selection of swing and jazz classics, Jeremy also has a full 17-piece big band which tributes the music of the late Ray Charles. This year the show headlined Wigan International Jazz Festival.

In 2014, he recorded his version of the Marc Cohn song “The Things We’ve Handed Down” which was featured as the castaway’s favourite on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs and as a result hit no. 1 in the iTunes vocal download chart.

He calls upon the services of UK’s finest musicians to deliver a great show with vibe and panache yet musical sensitivity, poignancy and dynamics.

His reviewers at Ronnie Scott’s described him as “a charming and witty front-man, one of his skills being that he can make the audience feel immediately at ease”

“London Jazz Review” said “It’s a mark of true showmanship when a performer knows when to change the speed or the vibe, taking the audience on an emotional journey, and that is exactly what Jeremy Sassoon did at his sold-out show!”

Musician magazine added Jeremy was “A surefire success for any jazz club…. and well-worth checking now as a recording artist… “