My Iris

This intense and thrilling band represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Clowes provides her bandmates Ross Stanley (piano/Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar) and James Maddren (drums) with a unique platform for individual expression, delivering driving grooves and lingering melodic lines, seamlessly morphing between earthy restlessness and futuristic dreamscapes.

Since their album release in early 2017 the band have already toured and performed in the UK, Ireland and Germany, winning over fans and critics wherever they go. Past appearances include; The Barbican, EFG London Jazz Festival, the National Opera House (Wexford), Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Turner Sims (Southampton) and Stadthaus Ulm (Germany), with broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen (Germany). A second album, ‘Ninety Degrees Gravity’, will be released in Spring 2019.

“exhilarating and darkly funky”
4* from John Fordham, The Guardian

photo by Dannie Price

“The jazz of the future”
Michael Peter Bluhm, Augsburger Allgemeine

My Iris at The Barbican, November 2018 – photo by Louise McMonagle

“awesome foursome… impeccable”
4* from Dave Gelly, The Observer

“musical wizardry”
4.5* from Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz

“they threw themselves into the highly concentrated layered pieces, dropped into melancholy streams without a net”
Udo Eberl, Südwest Presse, MY IRIS live

Basho Records (2017)

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Trish Clowes – Saxophones
Chris Montague – Guitar
Ross Stanley – Piano and Hammond Organ
James Maddren – Drums

For more MY IRIS videos (live & documentary) take a look here

You can listen to extracts from the ‘My Iris’ album here