Favourite Animals is Cath Roberts‘ large ensemble originally assembled for Lancaster Jazz Festival in 2016, when Cath was Artist in Residence. We recorded an album in August 2017 and embarked on a double bill tour with Anton Hunter’s Article XI in December 2017. Read more about this project on their website.

The lineup is: Me (alto sax), Sam Andreae (tenor sax), Tom Ward (flute/bass clarinet), Julie Kjær (flute/bass clarinet), Graham South (trumpet), Tullis Rennie (trombone), Cath Roberts (baritone sax), Anton Hunter (guitar), Seth Bennett (bass), Johnny Hunter (drums).

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Photo credit: Oliver Dover