Dee Byrne is a London-based saxophonist, composer and improviser with an interest in pushing the boundaries of jazz. Dee collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation. Dee composes for her quintet Entropi, UK/Swiss sextet MoonMot and new project OUTLINES. She is a member of electronics duo Deemer, UK/Swiss trio Oli Kuster – Cyrill Ferrari – Dee Byrne, European quintet Ydivide, Nick Walter’s Paradox Ensemble and the London Improvisers Orchestra. In recent years Dee has started a solo project exploring the saxophone and electronics.

Dee has a Masters in Jazz Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied from 2008-2011. In 2016 Dee was a PRSF Women Make Music Artist and in 2018 she was a recipient of the Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England.

[header photo by Cath Roberts]