Composer and trumpet player Miguel Gorodi leads this talent-packed nonet which plays all original compositions. The music is influenced by contemporary jazz and classical musicians such as Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Tyshawn Sorey, Louis Andriessen, Gérard Grisey and Per Nørgård. Miguel balances texture, colour, form and interweaving polyrhythmic grooves to evoke existential themes of meaning-making, the absurd, angst and free-will. The group are touring their debut album 'Apophenia' which is released on the 24th May 2019 on Ubuntu Music.
Born in Spain in 1990, Miguel also grew up in Saudi Arabia and Thailand before moving to England in 2006 upon winning a music scholarship at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. Miguel moved to London in 2008 to study Jazz Trumpet at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 2012 with a first class honours degree and a Concert Recital Diploma, and stayed at Guildhall for a further two years as the Jazz department’s fellow.
One of London's leading young jazz trumpet players, he was first picked up at the age of 19 by singer Ian Shaw to record his album The Abbey Road Sessions (featuring Peter Ind and Gene Calderazzo) in 2010. Miguel has continued a freelancing career as a sideman and featured soloist ever since, performing in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, and across the UK.
Gareth Lockrane // Flutes
Michael Chillingworth // Alto Sax/Clarinet
George Crowley // Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet
Miguel Gorodi // Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Kieran McLeod // Trombone
Ray Hearne // Tuba
Ralph Wyld // Vibraphone
Conor Chaplin // Bass
Dave Hamblett // Drums