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Internationally active composer, arranger, conductor, baritone player, record producer and educator who has performed at a majority of leading venues in northern Europe, south east India, central America and the east-coast of Canada.

LATEST PROJECT: INTERCHANGE: comprising a diverse cohort of the UK’s most innovative, award-winning jazz composers & improvisers including Yazz Ahmed, Issie Barratt, Brigitte Beraha, Maddie Dowdeswell, Tori Freestone, Nikki Iles, Carol Jarvis, Helena Kay, Cassie Kinoshi, Katie Patterson, Charlie Pyne, Amy Roberts, Shirley Smart, Karen Street & Natasha Witts

COMMISSIONS include Philharmonia Orchestra & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän Big Band, Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Voice of the North, Delta Sax Quartet, 4th Dimension, Vortex Foundation Big Band, CUK Big Band, NYCGB, SAMYO Women of the World Orchestra & INTERCHANGE with her music often featuring international acclaimed soloists ( Anders Bergcranz, Gary Burton, Carol Jarvis, Joe Locke, Mark Lockheart, Rowland Sutherland, Steve Waterman, Annie Whitehead) and programmed along side fellow Fuzzy Moon composers – Mike Gibbs, John Warren, Mark Lockheart, Mark Donlon & Geoff Eales.

Festivals and conferences include:
Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Rising Star series 2001
Leeds International Jazz Conferences 2002-2007
International Association of Jazz Educators conference (Toronto) 2008
Copenhagen & Montreux Jazz Festivals 2010
International Real-time Music Symposium (Oslo) 2011
WOW Festival 2015, 2016, 2017
Scarborough & London Jazz Festival 2017
Gateshead Jazz Festival 2018

RECORDINGS:
“Dedicated to you but you weren’t listening” Delta Sax Quartet
“Letter to Billie” Bohuslän Big Band
“Charybdis” Vortex Foundation Big Band
“Astral Pleasures” Own 21-piece jazz orchestra
“The Meinrad Iten Suite”The Meinrad Iten quartet (flute clarinets baritone sax and piano)

2011 nominated for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists

Founding director of Fuzzy Moon Records, Board Director & Chair of the Jazz Executive at British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors & Jazz Heritage Wales.

AWARD WINNING EDUCATOR
Established Jazz Faculty at TrinityLaban in 1999 & the National Youth Jazz Collective in 2007 (President Dave Holland) & external examiner Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

2014 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Jazz Education
2017 Music Teachers Award for Excellence: Best New Initiative.

Much sought after composition teacher to undergraduate & post-graduate conservatoire & university students, who regularly win young professionals’ awards & prizes (Peter Whittingham, BASCA’s new BCA For Jazz Composition, & Parliamentary Jazz Awards for best Instrumentalist, ensemble & Album)

One of five key tutors for the Sound & Music Summer School for Young Composers; adjudicator for Music for Youth’s National Festival of Music, Yamaha’s Jazz Experience, Watermill Jazz Young Composers Award & the Barbican/Lincoln Centre Essentially Ellington initiative

“A very fine contemporary Jazz Composer” Sir Karl Jenkins
“Highly original writing, not lending itself to helpful comparisons” Jazz Uk
“A great, great composer, who writes beautiful, beautiful music” Julian Joseph: Pianist
“A remarkable composer, conductor, arranger & baritone sax player” Mo-Jo Magazine
“A proper, grown-up jazz composer, like Maria Schneider, Gary McFarland or Mike Gibbs” The Guardian
“Her amazing breadth of skills are JUST what the music world needs” Mike Gibbs – Composer/arranger
“Exciting & beautiful music: written with great knowledge & depth.” Anders Bergcrantz: Trumpeter
“Well-regarded by many as being a gifted leader, composer & arranger of large ensembles” Jazzwise
“Without doubt one of the most outstanding writers in the jazz field & beyond” Bebop Spoke Here
” Her conducting gives music a whole new meaning: a whole new lease of life” Bohuslän Big Band
“The orchestration is simply breathtaking & the soloists fill out the picture beautifully” Observer
“ Barratt has complete mastery of the orchestra, & hits all her targets” The Guardian
“Highly original writing, not lending itself to helpful comparisons” Jazz Uk
“ Pushing at the boundaries of conventional big band music” The List
“Fresh writing and commanding conducting skills” The Observer
“Such beautiful music.” Steve Swallow – Bass player/composer
“ It’s powerful stuff.” The Independent
“A passionate advocate for nurturing creativity”  Helen Wallace Kings Place
“An inspirational jazz educator” Selwyn Harris Jazzwise Magazine

Hold Down the Moon

Issie Barratt – Eva Naim – Mega supreme guitar solo

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church

 

Motherboard Pinball

 

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

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

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

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An Evening of New Jazz Fireworks

 
Nov 5, 2021
  Cadogan Hall

The Papa George Band Play The Lunchtime Session

 
Oct 31, 2021
  The Bulls Head

The Mississippi Swamp Dogs : “A Celebration Of The Deep South”

 
Oct 28, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Filomena Campus Quartet at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  The Pheasantry

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 18, 2021
  Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Trio Manouche with Special Guest Francesca Confortini

 
Nov 18, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Emma Rawicz Quartet

 
Nov 29, 2021
  The Cockpit

Tom Seals & Alex Bone “Heart & Soul”

 
Nov 4, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 17, 2021
  The Pheasantry

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 15, 2021
  St George's Bristol

Fiona Ross at Toulouse Lautrec

 
Oct 30, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Lara Eidi : Women in Jazz live @London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 14, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Fiona Ross at the EFG London Jazz Festival

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Karamel Club

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 16, 2021
  The Pheasantry

Joni’s Soul “Homage to Joni Mitchell”

 
Oct 29, 2021
  The Bulls Head

Xhosa Cole Trio

 
Oct 25, 2021
  The Cockpit

Sachal Vasandani feat. Romain Collin – ‘Midnight Shelter’

 
Nov 19, 2021
  Lantaren Venster

Sarah Moule Quartet – EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

 
Nov 18, 2021
  The Bull's Head

Together We Go Forward

 
Nov 14, 2021
  606 Club

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