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Sultan Stevenson

“a mature awareness of the value of space and silence, of still centers among hurricanes of sound” - All About Jazz, UK

Sultan Stevenson stands out as one of London's most vibrant young jazz talents today. He honed his craft at both the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and Tomorrow’s Warriors, studying under luminaries like Julian Joseph, Gary Crosby, Simon Purcell, and Robert Mitchell. Graduating from The Guildhall School of Music in 2023 with a focus on jazz piano further solidified his musical prowess.

In 2020, Sultan burst onto the scene, carving out his unique artistic niche. Collaborating with his steadfast bandmates Jacob Gryn and Joel Waters, he began showcasing his original compositions. From intimate venues like Jazz Re:freshed and The Vortex to prestigious stages like The Jazz Cafe and The EFG London Jazz Festival, Sultan captivated audiences with his dynamic performances. He draws inspiration from jazz luminaries such as McCoy Tyner, Kenny Kirkland, Geri Allen, and Ahmad Jamal.

In 2022, Sultan recorded his debut album alongside his trio, featuring Josh Short on trumpet and mentor Denys Baptiste on tenor saxophone. The album, released by Whirlwind Recordings on March 24th, garnered widespread acclaim, with Sultan's album launch at The Jazz Cafe selling out. His international tour following the release further solidified his rising star status within the global jazz community.

March 2023 brought further accolades as Sultan clinched the Parliamentary Jazz Media Award for 'Best Newcomer,' affirming his status as a beacon of talent in his generation.

In 2024, Sultan's momentum shows no signs of slowing. He earned prestigious showcase slots at SXSW in Texas as part of the jazz Re:freshed 'outernational' event. Additionally, he performed a Jazzahead! Showcase in Germany, Brick Lane Jazz Festival, and the sold-out Cheltenham Jazz Festival. His recent interview and live performance on BBC Radio 3 highlights his growing influence and reach within the jazz world.

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PROJECTS

  • Sultan Stevenson Trio 

  • Sultan Stevenson Solo 

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Sultan's Tour Dates

A List of Sultan's Upcoming Concerts

Safe passage
00:00 / 05:59
Guilty By Association
00:00 / 05:31
To Be Seen
00:00 / 09:34
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