Dee Byrne's ENTROPI

Photo credit: Carl Hyde

ENTROPI has been steadily developing its own dynamic band sound since its beginnings in 2010. Placing a high importance on improvisation, Dee’s compositions allow breathing space for depth of communication and hyper interaction between the band members. Juggling order and chaos, composition and improvisation, the group takes listeners on a journey with compelling group interplay, strong themes, open-ended improvisation, dark grooves and interweaving melodic textures.

The ensemble comprises alto saxophonist Dee Byrne, trumpeter Andre Canniere, keyboardist Rebecca Nash, drummer Matt Fisher and bassist Olie Brice. Having performed live together for some time, the band has achieved a striking empathy and freedom to take risks.

Entropi’s debut album ‘New Era’ was released on the F-IRE label in June 2015. PRSF funding in 2016 through the Women Make Music Scheme helped finance the recording of their second album, released on Whirlwind Recordings in September 2017.

‘Intense, muscular jazz voyage.’ ★★★★ The Guardian (full review)

‘Byrne’s second album possesses both maturity and complexity but crucially it’s imbued with its own cohesive energy.’ ★★★★ All About Jazz (full review)

“A boiling mix of ideas… Byrne’s compositions contain a unique blend of tension, drama, exploration and resolution.” ★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘The word is starting to get out. Entropi are now ready for bigger stages.’
LondonJazz News (full review)