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Billy leads a variety of ensembles and is a member of a number of projects led by rising stars of the London jazz scene. He has toured the UK with the Tom Barford Group and saxophonist Tom Ridout and has performed at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, Jazz Nursery, the 606, Total Refreshment Centre and UK jazz festivals. He plays in Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, a big band which has premiered new music by Billy in the 2018 and 2019 London Jazz Festivals. Appearing on several albums, Billy was singled out as ‘one to watch’ in the Jazzwise review of Tom Barford’s album ‘Bloomer’, released on Edition records in 2018. 

Billy writes music for his own projects and various large ensembles and has won the 2019 Eddie Harvey Jazz Arranger of the Year Award as well as both the small ensemble and big band category of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Most recently, his composition ‘Genmaicha’ was released by Patchwork Jazz Orchestra’s on their record ‘The Light That Shines‘. In October 2018, Billy studied with Vince Mendoza at the Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop in Holland. His arrangement of Man in the Mirror was performed in Rotterdam by the Metropole Orkest and New York based singer-songwriter Becca Stevens.

‘One to watch’ – Alyn Shipton, Jazzwise

‘Fresh and unpredictable’ – Jonathan Carvell, Jazzwise
‘Some excellent soloing, especially from Marrows’ – Mike Gates, UK Vibe

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VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

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Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

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Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – JP Cooper

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Bellowhead

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Maati Baani

 

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Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 1

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

Jazz At The George IV – The Fallen Heroes

 
Aug 5, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday gig: Part 2

 
Aug 7, 2021
  Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club

Faye Patton solo piano/voice

 
Aug 9, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 3

 
Aug 15, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Jazz At The George IV: The Will Johns/Dan Burnett Duo

 
Aug 26, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 2

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Tyne Bank Brewery

Mike Owen’s Festival Freaks

 
Aug 14, 2021
  Red, White & Blue

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (evening)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Newcastle Civic Centre

Newcastle Jazz Festival – Day 1 (afternoon)

 
Aug 13, 2021
  Flat Cap Coffee

The Joanna Eden Band

 
Sep 2, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

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