Brilliant Moonstone

Six Sketches

http://www.fortonmusic.co.uk/product/six-sketches/Click to see and hear the score.I wrote these pieces towards the end of summer 2014 at the request of various flautist colleagues who were telling me I should get back to writing for flute and piano. Five of the six pieces are dedicated to musician colleagues; all flautists except Walter the percussionist. The sixth is to myself, perhaps a portait of the artist as a young boy. These compositions, however, are not really meant to be portaits, just pieces dedicated to people I work with, and to some extent inspired by how I see them, so I have called them Sketches. The Sketches offer short expositions of themes which I hope will be enjoyable to play and to listen to. They offer some technical challenges for the flautist but are mostly in a ‘medium difficulty’ range, in attractive jazz/pop styles.

Pubblicato da Forton Music su Venerdì 9 giugno 2017

On Stage with the BBC Big Band plus guests.

14th November, 2012, BBC Maidal Vale, Studio 3.

Graham Collier Tribute

Maida Vale 3, 14th November 2012.
Thanks to everyone who took part in this event.

Tribute to Graham Collier

The London Jazz Festival in conjunction with the BBC Radio Big Band has confirmed the memorial concert for Graham at the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London on Wednesday 14 November at 8pm.

The concert will feature the British premiere of Graham’s penultimate work, The Blue Suite, as well as a selection of his and the musicians’ personal favourites from the Collier canon. The BBC Radio Big Band will be conducted by flautist-saxophonist Geoff Warren, a key Collier player for more than thirty years, and will also feature Collier stalwarts such as Roger Dean, John Marshall, Ed Speight, Art Themen and Steve Waterman, as well as former Collier collaborators including Roy Babbington, Graeme Blevins and Andy Grappy, and guest Jonathan Williams (French horn). The BBC band will also feature trumpeters Martin Shaw and Mike Lovatt, trombonist Gordon Campbell and saxophonists Julian Siegel and Andy Panayi.

Tickets are free and are available from the BBC ticket unit here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/shows/jazz_line_up_nov12

while directions for the BBC Maida Vale Studios can be found here:

http://www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk/venues

The concert will be recorded for BBC Radio 3 broadcast at 11pm GMT on 25 November, and will be on the internet at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/, where it will also be available for seven days on the BBC iPlayer net broadcast system.

Thanks to all who came to my Jazz Flute day


All Flutes Plus, London, 6th October, 2012.

Srebrenica 2012


On stage with percussionist Pino Petraccia at Srebrenica Youth Centre, Bosnia, September 2012.

London Jazz Festival – Tribute to Graham Collier

I’m very proud to annouce that I’ll be conducting the BBC Radio Jazz Big Band in their tribute to British composer Graham Collier at this year’s London Jazz Festival.
The concert, on November 14th, will be at Maida Vale studios and will be recorded live for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.