Sarah Tandy, who was one of the brightest sitters-in at the hard bop weekly jam at Ronnie Scott’s where she has been a regular for some time, studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has performed at numerous venues around London picking up slots playing with Jazz Jamaica notably along the way.
With a highly promising classical background as a young player – Tandy is a former winner of the piano final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year – her jazz future already seems bright if this tiny glimpse of her performance inside 47 Frith Street with her vaulting sense of modal abandon and keen bop acumen is any indication. Recently Tandy has been gigging with her trio at Dalston venue Servant’s Jazz Quarters, a unit that features drummer Femi Koleoso of the Ezra Collective (also in action at the jam) and Australian bassist Huntly Gordon who appears on singer Theo Jackson’s new album Shoeless and the Girl.
Sarah Tandy, above. The trio’s next gig at Servant’s Jazz Quarters is on Friday 22 May. Details: here