BASCA British Composer Award Shortlist 2015

BASCAI’m very excited to have been shortlisted in the Contemporary Jazz Composition category of the BASCA British Composer Awards 2015 for my BBC Radio 3 commission “The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut”. Premiered at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014 with the BBC Concert Orchestra and my quintet with Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Calum Gourlay and James Maddren. We were conducted by the splendid Clark Rundell. Congrats to all the other nominees and huge thank yous to everyone behind the scenes that made this commission happen! More details here



First ever Emulsion Live Stream

Yesterday saw the start of a new experiment – Emulsion Live Streams on youtube! If you missed it take a look/listen… Trish performing with Percy Pursglove on trumpet, Tom Farmer on bass and vocalist Sarah Dacey:

New interview for JazzViews

Nick Lea has just interviewed me for the JazzViews blogsite, talking about Pocket Compass and various other things, including my tour in February!

Listen again to London Jazz Festival orchestral concert

On Tuesday 18th November I performed with my quintet and the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. It was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and you can listen again for several weeks.

Here’s a photo taken by Gwilym from the stage!


Workshop of BBC commission

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to workshop the first draft of my BBC commission for my band and the BBC Concert Orchestra… With conductor Clark Rundell guiding me through, giving me invaluable insights! Here are a few photos:

The piece is called ‘The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut’ and is dedicated to the inhabitants of Blythe Hill Fields.