Two gigs + live recording with Saxoctopus

I’m looking forward to playing at ‘LUME Presents…’ at the Vortex this Sunday 7th December with Saxoctopus, a saxophone octet that ‘showcases original compositions by its members, as well as being a vehicle for exploring graphic scores and guided group improvisation.’ We’ll be sharing the bill with Alphabets, a new trio with Hannah Marshall, Nick Malcolm and Lauren Kinsella. Read more about the ‘LUME Presents…’ series on our website. Both sets will be recorded live by Alex Bonney, which is pretty exciting stuff!

Buy advance tickets for the Vortex HERE

On Tuesday 9th we’ll be travelling up to Derby to play at Corey Mwamba’s Family Album. You could even call it a mini tour!

Buy advance tickets for Family Album HERE



Saxoctopus is:

Julie Kjaer – alto
Oliver Dover – alto
Dee Byrne – alto
Rachel Musson – tenor
Tom Ward – tenor
Sam Andreae – tenor
Cath Roberts – baritone
Colin Webster – baritone

Three nights @ LUME for the EFG London Jazz Festival!

I am really excited about our three night special at LUME (Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, Hoxton) for the EFG London Jazz Festival. It’s gonna be mega!

Kicking off proceedings on Tuesday 18th we have a double bill with Ripsaw Catfish (Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter) and their project ‘Shoaling’ + Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore. On Wednesday 19th, Deemer – an electro-acoustic sound art project with myself and Merijn Royaards takes the stage alongside improvising electronics trio duck-rabbit. On Thursday 20th, to round things off we’ve got a HUGE and I mean a HUGE double bill with my band Entropi and Cath Roberts’ fabulous band Quadraceratops. It feels great to have the opportunity to showcase two of my projects and see some of my favourite musicians playing in the intimate setting of Long White Cloud. Oh yes I am very happy indeed!

Tuesday 18th: Ripsaw Catfish & Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore (tickets HERE)



Wednesday 19th: Deemer & duck-rabbit (tickets HERE)



Thursday 20th: Entropi & Quadraceratops (tickets HERE)

Dee Byrne + Entropi


Photo Credits:

Quadraceratops by Alex Bonney

Entropi by Carl Hyde

Deemer by no one (camera on timer!)