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Neal Richardson is a powerfully rhythmic pianist and vocalist playing jazz, blues and originals, as well as an award-winning producer. Neal cut his teeth performing in jazz clubs, hotels and on cruise ships in over 50 countries, from Rio to Raffles, Norway to New Orleans, and Vietnam to Venezuela. His quartet has entertained royalty, Hollywood celebrities and VIPs at world-renowned venues, including playing for George Clooney on his yacht at the Cannes Film Festival.
Neal’s arrangements and original compositions display his wide-ranging tastes and influences, and he and his band have a great swinging style influenced by Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole and Gene Harris. His debut album ‘Better Than The Blues’ was launched at the London Jazz Festival 2014, and his nine-piece band sold out Ronnie Scott’s in 2016.
His ‘Not King Cole’ show sold out performances in the London Jazz Festival 2019, garnering excellent reviews in the jazz press.
As a producer he has made 30 albums for various jazz artists, including two at London’s Abbey Road Studios, and ran his own award-winning label, Splash Point Records, for 10 years.
He now runs the hugely popular Splash Point Jazz Club nights (@splashpointjazz) – which have expanded to six regular venues – and heads-up Splash Point Music Ltd. A recent huge honour for him was collecting a Gold Badge Award at the BASCA ceremony, held at The Savoy, on behalf of Dame Cleo Laine.
He is also the festival director for the Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival.
Experience Neal Richardson’s ‘Not King Cole’ show live in 2020.