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Jazz North Northern Line - Ushaw Ensemble

Wednesday 5th April 2017
Very pleased to announce that the Ushaw Ensemble has been selected by Jazz North for the latest round of their Northern Line scheme. Look out for the band touring the north in the next couple of years!

Here's a recording of the St. Cuthbert's Suite from the premiere at Ushaw last year. St. Cuthbert's Suite

Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up

Wednesday 5th April 2017
On Saturday I performed on the concourse at Sage, Gateshead alongside Rob Walker and Paul Susans. We go by the name Triptych (see my Performer page for more info). The set was recorded for Radio 3 Jazz Line-up and will be broadcast in the coming weeks...

Free Thinking Festival

Monday 27th February 2017
I'm really excited to be part of the Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival taking place at the Sage, Gateshead in March. I'm playing as part of a live broadcast of
Jazz Record Requests


Monday 28th November 2016
There's a new festival taking place at the Sage, Gateshead with student performances on Dec 12-14th alongside some high-flying alumni bands and concourse performances!

Have a look at the Sage Website for more information.

Sage Website

Take Five Edition XII

Friday 18th November 2016
I'm really excited to have been chosen to take part in Take Five UK Edition XII!

Produced by Serious and with support from PRS for Music Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Help Musicians UK, Arts Council England and Serious Trust, this is a talent development scheme which enables selected artists to take time out to develop their music, build their careers and get their music out into the world.

Take Five Edition XII

Ushaw Jazz Festival

Monday 25th July 2016
Not long now till the first Ushaw Jazz Festival! Located just outside of the City of Durham, the former priests seminary has transformed itself into a major cultural venue, with regular concerts, exhibitions and in 2016 a folk and Jazz festival. On August 26, 27 and 28th you can hear music from the dawn of ragtime right go to the present day as Ushaw hosts a jazz festival. For more information, visit


St. Cuthbert's Suite

Monday 22nd February 2016
I'm in the middle of a new commission for Ushaw College. On March 18th The Ushaw Ensemble' will be performing the world premiere of a new piece to celebrate St. Cuthbert. The following day we'll be performing the work again at Durham Cathedral. The lineup for the two concerts is Graham Hardy (Trumpet/Flugel) Graeme Wilson (saxes/reeds) Emma Fisk (violin) Alice Burn (Northumbrian Pipes) Paul Edis (Piano/MD) Rob Walker (drums/percussion) and Paul Susans (bass).

Jambone at Bimhuis, Amsterdam

Monday 22nd February 2016
Last week I was in Amsterdam working with the youth jazz ensemble Jambone (based at Sage, Gateshead). We performed at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam after a set from the JazzFocus Big band and the Jazz Unlimited Big Band led by the inspirational Peter Guidi.

The Teaching Musician at Trinity Laban

Monday 22nd February 2016
I've just enrolled this weekend at Trinity Laban, London on 'The Teaching Musician Course'. I'm lucky enough to have been selected as a Headley Fellow and excited to say I will be working with the Trinity Laban Learning and Participation department as part of the course.

Teaching Musician Website

Just Like Me available at JazzCDs

Sunday 7th February 2016
Just Like me is now available to buy online from JazzCDs
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