I am a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London. Since graduating from Trinity Laban in 2011, I have been involved in various original jazz and improvising projects including Cath Roberts’ Favourite Animals, Manchester-based Johnny Hunter’s large ensemble, experimental acoustic/electronics duo Deemer, Manchester/Leeds group Now It Can Be Told, UK/Swiss collaborative ensemble Moonmot and Ydivide – a European quintet led by Swiss drummer/composer Clemens Kuratle. I also play in Brit Funk outfit Atmosfear, retro funk group Soul Immigrants and also occasionally appear with Nick Walter’s Paradox Ensemble, Ben Cottrell’s Beats & Pieces Big Band and The London Improviser’s Orchestra.
My quintet Entropi released its second album ‘Moment Frozen’ in September 2017 on Whirlwind Recordings to critical acclaim (‘Intense, muscular jazz voyage.’ ★★★★ The Guardian). The album recording was supported by a PRSF Women Make Music grant in 2016. Entropi has successfully completed two Arts Council funded UK tours and performed at Manchester and Lancaster Jazz Festivals in 2016, London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals in 2017 and Marsden and Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival in 2018. Our performance at Jazz In The Round in May 2019 was recorded live and broadcast on Jazz FM.
I also co-run LUME, 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, two festivals and performances at EFG London Jazz Festival seven years in a row from 2013-19. In 2020 we are taking part in (and helping to produce) the twelve date album launch tour of Swiss/UK sextet MoonMot, which will span the UK and Mainland Europe in February and March. LUME’s offshoot record label Luminous releases projects by myself and fellow co-founder Cath Roberts.
In November 2018 I was awarded funding from Arts Council’s competitive Developing Your Creative Practice grant. ‘Exploring writing for different line-ups’ was a 12 month project of creative exploration, the fruits of which will appear in the near future!