Before leaving Derby to study at The Royal Academy Ed Richardson played drums with Hot House Music and with Derby Jazz Foyer.
In Derby he benefited from several Derby Jazz workshops (Alan Barnes, Tony Kofi, Pete Long) and most notably reheasing and performing under the direction of the legendary Graham Collier.
After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, Ed has become a familiar face on the UK music scene, working on TV and films and performing in West End theatre productions. He quickly became a regular member of The Ronnie Scott Big Band. Since then he's performed with performed with major orchestras including the Guy Barker's BBC Concert Orchestra as well as renowned artists such as Peter Erskine, Jools Holland, Gregory Porter and Clare Teale. He has also spent time as drummer for Kwabs, Espa and Hudson Taylor as well as playing for Noel Gallagher, Pixie Lott, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mica Paris, Rumer, Imelda May and with Paloma Faith at The Albert Hall.
He's a founder member of the Leo Richardson Quartet.
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