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BBC Young Musician 2016 Jazz Award Finalist

Essentially Ellington Outstanding Soloist Award 

Richard Turner Jazz Fund Award

Craig Ball AwardAlbum Cover


I’m a 23 year old Jazz Saxophonist, based in London. I’ve recently finished studying at the Royal Academy of Music, am a current member of NYJO, and run my own Jazz Quintet, which plays my originals and creative arrangements of other music. I also play Recorder and Compose.

I have recently released my debut album, “No Excuses” for 13 piece ensemble on 33 Jazz Records, which is now available online, in store and from myself.

Following on from a fantastic sold out album launch on Jan 2nd at The Vortex, London, the band will be performing on 24th Feb at Club 85 Hitchin, 19th April at LeedsJazz, Seven Arts Leeds and 14th July at The Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury.

Here you’ll find info about me and my music