Anton Hunter has posted a video of the LUMEkestra playing his composition ‘LUME Kestrel’. The gig was at IKLECTIK or 14th November, as part of our special LUME triple bill show for the London Jazz Festival. As well as Anton’s piece we played compositions by Paulo Duarte, Tom Ward, Martin Pyne and Dave Kane. It was a lot of fun, and the ensemble will definitely appear again in 2017: its mission is to create a space for the composers around LUME to experiment with writing for large groups.
I was quite pleased with my flyer for this gig too:
Lancaster Jazz Festival have released the live recording of my large ensemble gig for them in September. It’s available to stream and download from Bandcamp, with the proceeds being split between fundraising for the next LJF commission and helping me to finance a studio recording with the group (which has been inadvertently named ‘Favourite Animals’). Have a listen…
A lovely video by Ben Owen has appeared, of the Cubitt Gallery‘s 2016 Arts Picnic on Islington Green. I played a set of quartet free improvisation with Tom Ward, Olie Brice and Andrew Lisle while all sorts of painting and dancing was going on. It was a lot of fun!
Quick post to point you in the direction of this Guardian article, in which I’m named in a list of ‘five of the best young female jazz musicians’! This was in the run-up to our Ripsaw Catfish set at Cafe Oto last weekend, as part of the excellent Match&Fuse Festival.