Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London. An active figure in the UK creative scene and beyond, Dee is involved in various original jazz and improvising ensembles, notably her own quintet Entropi, electronics duo, Deemer and Cath Roberts‘ large ensemble Favourite Animals. She is establishing herself as a unique voice placing a value on authenticity, communication and depth of sound.
Dee’s quintet, ENTROPI, is a vehicle for exploring the relationship between freedom and structure within the jazz/improvised music idiom. The definition of entropy is: ‘lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.’ Through her compositions, the ensemble navigates themes of space-gazing, life pondering and risk-taking. Entropi releases its second album ‘Moment Frozen’ on Whirlwind Recordings on 8th September with an accompanying UK tour throughout the autumn. The album launch is on 29th September at Kings Place, London. Tickets are available from the Kings Place website.
Moment Frozen is available for pre order on the Whirlwind Recordings Bandcamp page.
Dee also runs LUME with Cath Roberts. LUME is a small artist-run organisation with a focus on the creation of new original/improvised music. Activities have included a double-bill tour in 2015, a monthly residency at The Vortex and two festivals. Their offshoot record label Luminous releases LUME related projects.
Dee is a PRSF Women Make Music artist – awarded in 2016 for the recording & release of Entropi’s second album.