I am a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz. I collaborate with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. My vehicles for composition are my quintet Entropi and collaborative UK/Swiss sextet MoonMot. Entropi has released two albums: New Era in 2015 (F-IRE presents) and Moment Frozen in 2017 (Whirlwind Recordings), with our third album coming out on Whirlwind Recordings in Spring 2022. MoonMot released its debut album in spring 2020 (Swiss-based Unit Records) and the ensemble will be recording its second album in autumn 2021. With these ensembles and others I have played at most UK jazz festivals and toured jazz/improvised music venues in the UK and mainland Europe.
My compositions have been played on Resonance FM, BBC Radio 2, 3 and Jazz FM as well as other radio stations across UK, Europe and the US. Entropi’s full performance at Marsden Jazz Festival in 2018 was recorded and aired on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now on Christmas Eve 2018 and our performance at Jazz In The Round in May 2019 was recorded and broadcast on Jazz FM in June 2019.
My other collaborations include electronics duo Deemer, European quintet Ydivide, ten piece ensemble Favourite Animals, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Johnny Hunter’s quartet Now It Can Be Told + his Large Ensemble project and Brit Funk outfit Atmosfear. I occasionally play with Paradox Ensemble and Beats & Pieces Big Band. In recent years I have embarked on a solo project exploring the saxophone and electronics. Since 2013 I have co-run projects under the name LUME, with a focus on new original/improvised music. Activities have included concert series, festivals and tours.
I have a Masters in Jazz Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where I studied from 2008-2011. In 2016 I was a PRSF Women Make Music Artist and in 2018 I was a recipient of the Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England.