It’s rare that young musicians can match their talent and ambition with the energy and skills needed to advance not only their own careers but those of fellow musicians as well. Since graduating in classical piano from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002, Dave Stapleton has become an important figure on the UK jazz scene. A jazz pianist of unusual abilities. A composer of beautiful, lyrical tunes and film scores. A record producer, who brings to the music of others the same care and attention to detail that he lavishes on his own releases. A gifted photographer and the astute and intelligent co-founder of Edition Records. Dave Stapleton is all of these things. What is more, he is already receiving well-deserved recognition for his work in all these areas.
‘Pianist Dave Stapleton has produced one of the success stories of UK Jazz over the past year’. GUARDIAN
‘A real UK Jazz revelation…one of the success stories of UK Jazz’. GUARDIAN
‘One of Britain’s most interesting jazz pianists and composers’. TELEGRAPH
‘There are many brilliant young pianists, composers, arrangers and band leaders out there. However, it is very rare that we get everything in one package as we in Dave Stapleton’s Flight. Had he been American, he had been a super star in the jazz family already’. SIDE 2
‘A beacon of talent’. TIMES