I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be releasing my debut album Apophenia on Ubuntu Music. Although it’s not officially out until the 24thMay, we’ve got an album launch gig at the Vortex in London on Friday 10thMay where you’ll be able to buy an early copy! Tickets are now on sale here.
We’ve then got a series of dates across the UK:
17thJune: NQ Jazz at the Whiskey Jar, Manchester
18thJune: Parr Jazz, Liverpool
3rdOctober: Soundcellar, Poole
10thOctober: Future Inn, Bristol
12thOctober: HEART, Leeds
15thOctober: Hauser & Wirth Recital Hall, Bruton
2ndNovember: The Verdict, Brighton
The launch and tour are generously supported by https://www.artscouncil.org.ukArts Council England.
Coming up this month
I’ll be focusing on writing some new material for the nonet this month, but I’ve got a couple of gigs this month that will be really fun:
13thApril – I’m playing with Seed Ensemble at the Barbican
24thApril – I’m back at the Spice of Life for the London City Big Band’s monthly residency.
Things I’ve been checking out
As I’ve been focusing on writing recently, I’ve been checking out loads of different music. Two albums I’ve really enjoyed have been Anna Webber’s Clockwise and Max Roach’s Drums Unlimited. They’re from different times (the latter was released in 1966 while the former only came out a couple of months ago) but both have a challenging, avant-garde approach that I like.