Southwark Cathedral, Borough

19/10/2022 19:00 and 20:30 £10
Leo Richardson presents Heaven and Earth Romantic Jazz Night Under Gaia

Come and join us at Southwark Cathedral for a romantic night under the wonderful world with jazz and prosecco.

With the gothic architecture of the Cathedral bathed in the warmth of hundreds of candles, you’ll enter a sublime atmosphere of with the sounds of jazz classics performed by Ronnie Scott’s regulars The Leo Richardson Quartet filling the vast nave as Gaia slowly rotates above which is sure to put your heart in the mood for love.

Receive a complementary glass of prosecco or soft drink on arrival, feel free to wander the Cathedral or sit under Gaia and appreciate not just one another, but also the beauty of our wonderful home planet, Earth.

There are two time-slots for this evening each an hour long. You can join us between 7pm – 8pm or 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet toured the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music. The album was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017 and one of the Top 100 Albums of all music genres. The Chase was the first album to receive 5* from The Sunday Guardian/Observer. The success of the album and the tour led to the Quartet’s debut performance at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. The Leo Richardson Quartet released their second album Move in 2019 to critical acclaim, receiving 5* in BBC Music Magazine.

Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of the UK’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists.

Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface* the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.

The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.