Saxophonist and Composer Josh Kemp returns to Artigiano fresh from a 30-date UK tour, gaining many plaudits for his melodic improvising style and attractive compositions along the way. A devotee of the jazz standards tradition, counting Stan Getz and Lester Young among his influences, Josh won scholarships to study at London’s Guildhall and Trinity Colleges of Music, in addition to a first in Philosophy from Oxford. He is a regular performer at jazz clubs and festivals across the UK, with recent performances at Ronnie Scott's and the London Jazz Festival, as well as a ‘day job’ as house musician in London’s Savoy and Dorchester Hotels.
‘Rounded and Mellow’ The Telegraph
‘Straightahead but Sophisticated’ The Guardian ‘Truly exceptional playing’ **** www.thejazzmann.com
‘Josh Kemp is a blindingly great saxophonist, who treated the JATP jazz faithful to an evening of musical delights and thoroughly blew his socks off into the bargain.’