I’m a London-based pianist and composer involved in a variety of projects here and elsewhere. Here’s an overview of recent and upcoming performances and recordings, and the “Performances” page is always up to date. You can stay in touch by signing up for my email list too. Hope to see you at a show soon!
A new swing sextet featuring old and new arrangements of early jazz, raucous stomps, and swing.
A new piano trio featuring Tim Fairhall on bass and Jon Desbruslais on drums re-tooling the standard repertoire in interesting ways, alongside original compositions as well:
Clarinetist David Horniblow and I have been exploring some early jazz repertoire from Earl Hines, Jelly Roll Morton, and others. We’re playing every Sunday at BE-I-Do in Stoke Newington:
We had a great time premiering “New Traditions,” a 2012 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission, in Portland, Seattle, and Olympia and a nice week in the studio in Portland. Our new album will be out in 2014. More at http://www.koraband.com. We were featured on KCTS9’s PIE in Seattle too:
The Ocular Concern – Sister Cities
The new album by Dan Duval and my chamber-jazz ensemble from Portland has been receiving some amazing press:
“And even though it’s early in the year, Sister Cities should conceivably find its way on a multitude of best-of lists for 2014″ – All About Jazz
“By combining elements of jazz, indie rock, classical and world music, The Ocular Concern is paving a unique path” – Downbeat
Tunnel Six – Alive
The second album by the Canadian-American collective sextet was released in April alongside our spring tour, featuring live performances from our 2012 tour.
“One of their greatest attributes is the ability to make a sextet sound like a miniature orchestra. [...] Dynamics and imaginative mixing of timbre and rhythmic textures play a major role in making this recording diverse and fun for repeated listening.” – Tim Willcox, Jazz Society of Oregon Jazzscene