Summer Festival: Dom Pusey & Ed Rice

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University of Leeds School of Music, Cavendish Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT


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Summer Festival: Dom Pusey & Ed Rice

7th July 2022 - 7th July 2022

Dom Pusey (saxophone) Ed Rice (piano) Dom Pusey is a saxophonist, woodwind player, arranger and educator based in London. Comfortable in a wide range of situations, Dom is a versatile performer, with experience in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Funk and a variety of related genres. He has a degree in music performance from the University of Leeds and studied at the University of North Texas with Brad Leali (Harry Connick Jr., Count Basie Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant). Dom has performed in many top venues around the UK and abroad such as the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. He has appeared live on Channel 4’s The Last Leg and on programmes recorded for the BBC and ITV. As a session player, Dom has had the opportunity to play or record with acts as diverse as The O’Jays, Liane Carroll, Courtney Pine and Wilma Archer. Dom enjoys a varied performing career as a saxophonist and woodwind player. Current engagements include being the in house arranger and saxophonist with The Vibrations and NOLA Riot!, as well as appearing regularly with several other bands led by the likes of Harry Diplock, Andy Watts and Giulio Romano. He also appears alongside DJs in clubs around the world in addition to leading his own small groups. Ed Rice is a pianist, educator and researcher working primarily in jazz and related styles, based in London since 2015.  After graduating from the Artist Masters course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ed has worked with, among others, Norma Winstone, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Swingle Singers.  A keen educator and vocal accompanist, he has  been the accompanist for workshops with many of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists, including Lee Gibson, Tina May, Claire Martin, Anita Wardell, Jacqui Dankworth and Sara Colman. Recording projects Ed has recently been involved in include leading the rhythm section for a new album with the Guildhall Jazz Singers, featuring arrangements by New York Voices and celebrated Scottish saxophonist Duncan Lamont.  Ed has also played piano and keyboards on the debut album If I Knew by Chris Read, as well as engineering and mixing parts of the album. Ed has performed across London at the Pizza Express Live jazz clubs, the Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex Jazz Bar and Kansas Smitty’s, having also appeared at jazz festivals in Cheltenham and Montreux, Switzerland.  He has recently begun a PhD in jazz and Brazilian music and is currently training as a percussionist in the carnival samba outfit Rhythms of the City. Ed is also a tutor on the MEHr Clef and MHMT jazz summer schools and teaches classical, jazz and pop piano at Reigate Grammar School.