Click on the links to find out more about some of my current projects . . .
Hopkins Hammond Trio
exploring the classic Hammond trio setting with guitarist Matt Hopkins and drummer Scott Hammond
inspired by The Headhunters and all that is funky in this new 5 piece - playing sax, bass clarinet, flute, synths, melodica, vocoder
tenor sax and general hollering in this brass and percussion extravaganza, paying homage to New Orleans street funk
left hand bass lines a-go-go - keyboard duties in this super fun quartet, we play all sorts, it seems to get the kids dancing
What she said
a celebration of female composers and songwriters, with a top group of musicians, due to tour in Spring 2021
I am a performer, composer, improvisor and educator. Since becoming a freelance musician, I've been performing professionally on saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piano, accordion and all manner of keyboards - and also as a vocalist.
I'm based in the South West but regularly travel to perform all over the UK and beyond.... in recent times I have performed at Ronnie Scott's and Soho Pizza Express, a Serbian castle, the National Theatre, Glastonbury festival, a Polish amphitheatre, countless bars, clubs and stately homes.... plus every NYE at my brother's pub, always a favourite in the gig calendar!
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Leeds College of Music, where I gained an honours degree in Jazz Studies.
As a teacher, I teach saxophone, piano and theory privately and I have a post at Bristol Cathedral Choir School as a jazz and classical piano tutor. I have run choirs, led jazz bands and prepared students for graded exams Grades 1-8 and beyond, to diplomas, recitals and preparation for going on to conservatoires and music academies.