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Elliott Sansom - Pianist

By nellacphoto  
Photographed at the London Jazz Festival - pianist with the Clark Tracy Quintet (son of Stan Tracy) - November 2019

Elliott Sansom, born in 1994, grew up in a musical family, and from a young age he was exposed to different types of music, particularly blues music, becoming intrigued by the music of Ray Charles. There was always a piano in the household, and from five years old, Elliott began experimenting with the instrument after showing a keen interest when hearing his mother and grandma playing. Throughout school and college years, Elliott opted to study music and was very tuned into jazz and improvisation, showing a passion for artists such as Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson. In 2010, Elliott gained a place at Yehudi Menuhin School. This was a great opportunity and set him on the right pathway in his musical journey. Further that year, Elliott gained a place at the Junior Jazz department at the Birmingham Conservatoire, following up with the main course resulting in a first class BA (hons).

Tags: Jazz Pianist Portraits and people clark tracy

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smut01 Plus
7 131 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2022 6:43AM
Great shot Colin! Love the DoF!
Tony
Gbloniarz 1 3 United States
18 Aug 2022 6:53AM
Uniquely lit subject.
ZenTony Plus
6 15 6 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2022 7:19AM
Fabulous shot Colin. So atmospheric.
Tony
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
18 Aug 2022 7:42AM
The juxtaposition of the three elements is spot on (yep, I know that sounds pretentious but I couldn’t phrase it any better).
18 Aug 2022 7:44AM
Fabulous dof, Colin and very well suited to mono.
Good luck in Shoreditch today...Smile

JohnSmile
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
18 Aug 2022 7:58AM
excellent photo
ColleenA Plus
10 505 9 Australia
18 Aug 2022 8:08AM
Great photo Colin
18 Aug 2022 8:13AM
Very well done Colin, a fascinating write-up for a fine photo Has a slightly ‘spit-and sawdust’ feel to it which fits perfectly.

Dave.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
18 Aug 2022 8:39AM
At the risk of sounding pretentious, I would say the juxtaposition of all the elements couldn't be better, Colin.

Dave

p.s. There's a certain impromptu-jam-session feel about the image.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
18 Aug 2022 11:58AM
A great DOF with the principal player, sandwiched between the out of focus, foreground and background band members.
Ian
18 Aug 2022 4:16PM
A Wonderful musical portrait Colin. His Placement around the Other group members is very stet

Peter

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