Nonet Recording

Im very excited to announce that I’ll be recording with my nonet at the start of April . I’ve been working on the material for a few years now, so I’m really happy to have this opportunity to finally get it recorded, and to do so with such an amazing team. Jim Hart will be producing, and Alex Bonney will be engineering the session. Both are exceptional musicians who I’m really looking forward to working with.

The band features Gareth LockraneMike ChillingworthGeorge Crowley, Kieran McLeod, Ray Hearne, Ralph Wyld, Conor Chaplin, and Dave Hamblett. All are virtuosic instrumentalists and some of London’s most exciting jazz musicians who compose for and lead their own projects. If you’re not aware of them I strongly recommend you check them out!

Finally, I’d like to mention that this recording wouldn’t have been possible without the help of City Music Foundation. Check out their website to read more about how they’ve been helping musicians develop their careers.

I’ll post updates on the album soon! Until then, thanks for reading.

Migs

New Website

I’ll start (hopefully not as I mean to go on) with a disclaimer: It’s not quite finished yet! But I’ve decided it’s finished enough for the time being. In the near future there will also be some educational resources in the form of transcriptions, analysis and various musical and technical exercises that I hope will be of interest and use to students and teachers alike. I’ll also post updates about upcoming gigs, recordings and album releases etc.

For now, my news is that I’m going to New York tomorrow, where I’ll be checking out gigs, catching up with old friends, and taking on all the food and coffee recommendations. Gigs already on the list to see while I’m out there include Tom Harrell, Scott Colley Quartet, Miles Okazaki Quartet, Linda Oh, the Vanguard Orchestra, and the Kevin Eubanks Quartet. I’m also hoping to have a few lessons while I’m out there. I’m sure I’ll have something interesting to share when I get back!

Until then, thanks for taking the time to look at my website.

Migs