Rick Simpson - Jazz Pianist/Composer

Welcome to the website of Jazz Pianist and Composer Rick Simpson

On December 21st we are going to be following up the Radiohead gigs with my arrangements of Radiohead’s In Rainbows - this gig will feature Mike Chillingworth, Tori Freestone, Dave Whitford and Will Glaser. It will be at the Vortex in Dalston. As before we will have a listening party of the record before playing my arrangements.

On May 18th we performed a follow up to the Kid A gig, performing arrangements of Radiohead’s ‘Amnesiac’ at the Vortex, it was another sell out and a recording will be posted soon.

In other news, 2020 looks to be a busy spring with tours from Michael Janisch’s Quintet and also Andre Canniere’s ‘Darkening Blue’ Sextet. Can’t wait!


On February 2nd myself, alongside James Allsopp, Tori Freestone, Will Glaser and Dave Whitford performed my arrangements of Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’ to a sold out room at the Vortex in London, there’s a recording of that performance below

We plan of doing Amnesiac in the near future and hopefully playing the Kid A material in other venues in the future.

I’m also excited about being asked to do US bass hero Michael Janisch’s new band, alongside Nathaniel Facey, George Crowley and Shaney Forbes. These guys are all huge musical inspirations for me so I’m very looking forward to playing Mike’s music. We have a performance at Kings Place in London on September 27th.