My BBC Radio Broadcasts

You can find most of my BBC Radio recordings by following this link.

Here is one I am particularly proud of.

Graham Collier- the tribute and the Last Suites

I’ve added a new chapter to my autobiographical blog (see above left) dealing with the Tribute to Graham Collier at the London Jazz festival, and the recording of his last two suites.

Brilliant Moonstone

Six Sketches 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:

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

The concert will be recorded for BBC Radio 3 broadcast at 11pm GMT on 25 November, and will be on the internet at, 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.