Saxophone

 

As a saxophonist I am predominantly involved in the free improvisation and contemporary music fields (new music/classical). With my initial training from the classical world I have always been fascinated by the instrument's freedom and versatility, with my key saxophonic influences coming from the British school of saxophone through Rob Buckland and Andy Scott in producing an open, expressive approach in sound and performance.

This is countered by my love for free improvisation and my overall approach today is highly influenced by the spirit of this music... predominantly tenor saxophone colossus Paul Dunmall.

Intervention [FMR CD 334-0412] marked my first commercial release in 2012 on the FMR label as a featured guest with my saxophonic hero improv legend Paul Dunmall. November 2013 saw the release of my critically acclaimed debut classical tenor saxophone album SPEAK NOW a collection of original works for the instrument by many of the UKs leading composers!


As a classical tenor saxophonist I am committed to promoting it as a respected concert instrument through the commissioning of new works. MORE INFO HERE

The Tenor Saxophone Index is a comprehensive online database and resource centre funded by the Royal Northern College of Music. As co-founder with Andy Scott [RNCM] of the TSi I am very happy to see this important resource to continually grow, and which now includes a performing ensemble - The Tenor Saxophone Collective which I led as artistic director at the 2018 World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb!