“Jazz of the purest… a mere two numbers in and [the audience] were screaming and yelling.
It was a gas and every one of the punters lapped it up.” Jazz Journal
“Neal Richardson has a great understanding of how to reel in the audience…
one could sense them getting more involved and on his side” London Jazz News
Live gigs are back and busy!
Neal’s “Not” King Cole Show is particularly popular this year, fresh from sellout performances at the London Jazz Festival 2 years running to headlining two Festivals in Germany in June 2022 😃
Also you can see the impressive 70 “Splash Point Jazz Show” livestreams Neal clocked up during Lockdown, plus loads of other videos, on our YouTube channel: SplashPointJazz channel
Tickets for gigs here:
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Neal is a powerful and rhythmic piano/vocalist playing jazz, blues and originals, and an award-winning Producer. Neal cut his teeth performing in jazz clubs, hotels, and cruise ships in over 50 countries, from Rio to Raffles, Norway to New Orleans, 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. He played in the London Jazz Festival 8 years running, including launching his debut album “Better Than The Blues” 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, and 2021, garnering excellent reviews in the jazz Press, e.g. “Jazz of the purest” UK Jazz Journal
As a Producer he has made 20 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 huge honour was for him to collect a Gold Badge Award at the BASCA ceremony at The Savoy on behalf of Dame Cleo Laine.
He is also the Festival Director for the Eastbourne Splash Point Jazz Festival, and Splash Point Jazz-in-the-Vineyard Festivals.
Neal Richardson’s ‘Not King Cole’ show live in 2022.