Magpie Trio

MAGPIE – Jazz North East at the Bridge Hotel 8th Dec 2019 With: George Crowley (Sax) / Tom Farmer (Bass) / Sam Jesson (Drums)

Live Album On Sale Now

Following an extensive tour in 2019, our 2020 tour was unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re currently putting together a European tour for 2021, before then you can hear us via our album Magpie Trio: Live, available via my Bandcamp site.

An un­plugged sax, double bass and drums trio might seem aus­tere, but not when it’s young drum­mer Sam Jes­son’s band. Jes­son’s Mag­pie Trio (the name im­plies cre­ative scav­engers) ex­plore the legacy of the great Ah­mad Ja­mal on this de­but tour; sax­ist Ge­orge Crow­ley and Em­pir­i­cal bassist Tom Farmer com­plete the pic­ture.” – John Fordham – Guardian

I really enjoyed their two sets, particularly the inventiveness that went into their interpretations of that material…There was throughout a freshness in the trio’s music that was very impressive.” – Tony Dudley-Evans

Devoted young originals including drummer Sam Jesson and saxophonist George Crowley … simultaneously cherished where jazz has been, and relished where it might be headedJohn Fordham – The Guardian 

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