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Baritone/Tenor/Soprano/Alto Saxophones; Clarinet/Bass Clarinet; Flute/Alto Flute/Piccolo

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– Collocutor [bari & soprano sax, flute, alto flute, bass clarinet, composition, bandleader] Novara Jazz Festival, Italy 2022; The Crypt, London 2022/2015; NOSPR Jazzklub, Poland 2022; Jazz Lates @ 91 living Room, London 2022/2019; The Piper, St Leonards 2022; ‘Continuation’ album launch, Church of Sound, London 2020; Late Night Jazz @ Royal Albert Hall, London 2019; We Out Here Festival, 2019; London Saxophone Festival @ The Jazz Cafe, London 2019; Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Denmark 2018; Ghost Notes, London 2018; Trio – IWD, Airbnb Experiences, London 2018; Band on the Wall, Manchester 2017; Jazz Cafe, London 2017; AirBnb secret gig, London 2017; Church of Sound, London 2017; Manchester Jazz Festival 2016; The Hospital Club, London 2016; New River Studios, London 2016; Bold Tendencies, London 2016; Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge present Another Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls, London 2015; Record Store Day, If Music, London 2015; EFG London Jazz Festival, The Forge, London 2014; Album launch, The Forge, London 2014

– Sarathy Korwar [bari sax, flute] End Of The Road Festival, UK 2021; Green Man Festival, UK 2021; Cloudspotting Festival, UK 2021; King’s Place, London 2021; EFG London Jazz Festival broadcast, UK 2020; Boiler Room stream, 2020; Les Hallucinations Festival, Belgium 2020; Boxout FM weekender, Delhi, India 2019; Rough Trade in-stores Bristol, Nottingham, London (East), 2019; Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Denmark 2018; Theater Momentum, Odense 2017; Berghain Kantine, Berlin 2017; Biko, Milan 2017; Beat Garden Festival, Bologna 2017; Sheffield University 2017; Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland 2017; Masala Festival, Newcastle 2017; Milhoes de Festa, Portugal 2017; Worldwide Festival Sete, France 2017; Fat Out Festival, Manchester 2017; Transition Festival, Utrecht 2017; Rewire Festival, The Hague 2017; Jazz Cafe 2017; Czech Republic tour 2017; Filharmonia Szczecin, Poland 2017; Italy tour (Savona, Caserta, Rome, Jesi, Faenza) 2017; Worldwide Awards, London 2017; India Tour (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Magnetic Fields Festival) 2016; XOYO, London 2016; Sofar Sounds, London 2016; Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 2016; Album launch, Total Refreshment Centre, London 2016; Summer In The Square, London 2016; Jazz Cafe 2016; Richmix 2016; Redbull video session, 2016

– Flock [various] Moers Festival, Germany 2022; Rewire Festival, Netherlands 2022; BRDCST Festival, Belgium 2022

– Unknown To Known [bari sax, flute, clarinet] Imperial College London, 2022; Jazzlive at The Crypt, London 2021; Giant Steps, London 2021; Karamel, London 2021; The Verdict Brighton (as Ahmed/Darwish/Osborn/Rahman) stream 2021

– New Regency Orchestra [bari sax] We Out Here festival, 2022; Brighton Dome, 2022; EartH, London (residency) 2021/22; Woolwich Works, London 2021; Cross the Tracks @ South Facing Festival, London 2021

– Khalab Trio/Quartet [bari sax, flute] Dromos Festival, Sardinia 2022; Worldwide Festival Sete, France 2019; Les Rendez-vous des L’Erdre, Nantes, France 2019; Novara Jazz Festival, Italy 2019; Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Denmark 2019; Pina Festival, Italy 2019; Serralves em Festa, Portugal, 2019; Argo16, Venice, Italy 2019; Camberwell Fair, London 2018; The Hospital Club, London 2018

– Ill Considered [bari sax] Emergence Festival, Bexhill UK 2021; Copenhagen Jazz festival, Denmark 2019; Giant Steps, London 2019

– JATAJ trio [bari sax, woodwinds, visuals] The Nest, Hastings 2022; Kino Teatr, St Leonards 2022

– Riverine [baritone sax, flute, visuals, voice] York, 2022

– London Odense Ensemble [bari sax, flute] Odense, Denmark 2021

– Moment’s Notice [various] London, 2021

– Trons Tew [tenor sax] Mad Squirrel, St Albans 2021; Oliver’s Jazz Bar, London 2021

– Magnus P.I Giant Steps, London 2021; Rye wax, London 2016

– Josephine Davies Trio [bass clarinet] Jazz South Radar Sessions (online broadca) Bexhill, 2020

– 1201_alarm [tenor sax, flute] Album launch, London 2020

– Parasang London 2020

Mazolewski/Osborn/Wakili-Hick Trio Worldwide FM broadcast & live performance, Poland 2020

– Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective [bari sax, flute] Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark 2019; Bimhuis, Amsterdam 2019; Boiler Room broadcast, Elgar Room (RAH), London 2019; North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford 2019; Better Get Hit Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands 2019; Church of Sound, London 2018

– Emanative [bari sax, bass clarinet, flute, alto flute] House of St Barnabas, London 2022; Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Denmark 2018; Clash/Metropolis Live, London 2018; Cafe Oto, London 2016; Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge @ Dingwalls, London 2012; Favela Chic, London 2010

– Tamar Collocutor Quartet/Quintet [bari sax, flute] Giant Steps (Joe Henderson ‘Multiple’), London  2019; Total Refreshment Centre (Miles Davis ‘On The Corner’), London 2018; The Hospital Club, London 2017

– Maisha [tenor sax, flute] Riviera Jazz & Blues Festival, Italy 2019; Jazz a Liege, Belgium 2019; De Roma, Belgium 2019; The Grand, Clitheroe 2019; Broadcast, Glasgow 2019; Yes, Manchester 2019; Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal 2019; Cluny 2, Newcastle, 2019

– Jessica Lauren Band/Naga Five [bari sax, flute/picc, clarinet] Sarajevo Jazz Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2019; Momentum Theater, Denmark 2019; The Vortex, London 2016; Dig A Little, London 2016; OTC Presents Step Out! The Forge, London 2015; The Archduke (Waterloo), London 2014; Jazzystan, Kazakhstan 2013; Casper Bar, Budva, Montenegro 2013

– Josephine Davies Big Band [bari sax, bass clarinet] The Vortex, London 2019

– Calum Gourlay Big Band [bari sax] The Vortex, London 2019

 Hackney Colliery Band [tenor sax]  Rise Festival, France 2018; Scala, London Jazz Festival 2018; Hay Festival 2018; Lancaster Music Festival 2017; Spiegel Tent, Nottingham 2017; Windsor Festival 2017; House of Common, London 2017; Brixton Jamm 2016/17; Village Underground, London 2016; 02 Academy, Sheffield & Glasgow, 2016; Oktoberfest East, London 2016; WOMAD 2016;  BST Festival Hyde Park 2016; MAC, Birmingham, 2016; Standon Calling, 2016; Readipop Festival 2016; Blue Balls Festival, Switzerland 2016; Zommerparkfeest, Venlo, Netherlands 2015; Spotlight festival, London 2015; Glatt und Verkehrt, Krems, Austria 2015; Alternative Brass, Durham International Brass Festival 2015; G! Festival, Faroe Islands 2015; Nambucca, London 2015; Novara Jazz Festival, Italy 2015; Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2015; ITV2 Brit Awards Afterparty (live broadcast) 2015; Fiesta Bombarda UK Tour 2015; Belfast Cathedral Quarter Festival 2015; Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 2014; Wilton’s Music Hall, London 2014; BoomTown 2014; Bimble Bandada 2014; The Guildhall Cambridge 2014; Upstairs @ Ronnie Scotts, 2014; The Roundhouse studio theatre, 2014; Royal Festival Hall (Clore Ballroom), 2013; Band on the Wall, Manchester 2013; HiFi Club, Leeds, 2013; The Riverside, Sheffield 2013; Blind Tiger, Brighton 2013;  Loud Tate @ Tate Britain, London 2013; Open East Festival, Olympic Park, London 2013; Chrisp Street Festival, London 2013; Marlborough Jazz Festival 2013; Isle of Wight Fesitval 2013; Ham House, London 2013

– Emanative & Collocutor Duo Feat Earl Zinger [bari & sop sax, flute] Cafe Oto, London 2016; JAW Family (supporting Kamasi Washington), Berlin 2015; Baba Yaga’s Hut @ The Waiting Room N16, London 2015

– Dele Sosimi Quartet/Quintet [tenor & sop sax] Summer In The Square, London 2017/2016; Horniman Museum Gardens, London 2015

John Bennett Band [bari sax] The Vortex, London 2017/16; Eleanor Arms, London 2015/16/17/18/19/22; The Ivy House Nunhead, London 2015; Jazz on the Hill, London 2012; The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London 2011; Newham Festival, London 09; The Macbeth, London 08-2011

– The Boom Yeh [bari sax] The Hideaway, Streatham, London 2015; Bedroom Bar, London 2015

– Blue Harlem (jump jive &swing) [bari sax] Ronnie Scott’s, London 2019 & 2018, Liverpool 2016, Essex 2016, Southampton 2014, Oxfordshire 2013, London 2013

– Yuriy Galkin Nonet (formerly the Symbisos Orchestra) (modern jazz ensemble) [bari sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet] Bonington Theatre, Nottingham, 2012; The Front Room @ QEH, Southbank, London 2012; Nine of a Kind CD release tour, UK 2012; Jazz Cafe POSK, London 09-10; Vortex Jazz Club, London 09

Lazuli [soprano sax, flute] (duo/trio with guitarist Andres Garcia) ongoing since 2009. Venues include: Tate Britain, The Deck at the National Theatre, Cambridge Cottage (Kew Gardens), Plateau Restaurant, Battersea Arts Centre, Inner Temple, Chelsea Conservatory, The Hempel, Inn the Park, 30 Pavilion Road

– Besame Mucho Quartet [tenor sax, flute] Four Seasons Park Lane, NYE 2011 & 2012

– Graham Fox’s Zorro Del Wiley And The Boogaloo Monk Machine (bluenote funk and boogaloo 9-piece) [bari sax] Vibe Bar, London, 2010

John Jansson Concert Orchestra [saxes] British Jazz Foundation Festival, Old Harlow 07

Big Easy Brass Band [bari sax] (New Orleans-style) Dragon Bar, London 06

Tamar Osborn Sextet [bari and soprano sax] Princeton Club and Tollygunge Club, Kolkata, India 05

Swing and Contemporary Big Bands [saxes and woodwinds] and small jazz ensembles at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (performances with Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham and Dave Liebman at venues including the Barbican Centre, London, Vortex Jazz Club and 606 Jazz Club, London 1996-2000)


Dele Sosimi (Afrobeat) [bari sax] Afrobeat Vibration, every 2-4 months 2009-present, The Jazz Cafe/Passing Clouds/New Empowering Church/Shapes/The Forge/Mangle, London; Felabration, Paradiso Amsterdam, 2019; Kendal Calling 2019; Mondo Sounds Festival, Sicily 2019; Gaeta Jazz Festival, Italy 2019; Fiddlers, Bristol 2019; Mount Pleasant Eco Park, 2019; Gorilla, Manchester 2019; Holy Groove Festival, Lausanne 2018; Marula Cafe, Barcelona 2018; Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield 2018; The Vaults, London 2018; Camp Sancho Festival, 2018; Oval Space, London 2018; Albert Hall, Manchester 2018; Electric Brixton (supporting Seun Kuti), London 2018; Beaverworks, Leeds 2018; The Hospital Club, London 2017; Africa Centre Festival, London 2017; Farmfest, Somerset 2017; Afrika Festival, Hertme, Holland 2017; Magic Wheel Festival, Aberdeen 2017; Prince Charles, Berlin 2017; Love Vinyl RSD 2017; Muziekgieterij Maastricht, Bimhuis Amsterdam, Korzo Den Haag, Netherlands 2017; Bussey Building, London 2017; Fasching Club, Stockholm, 2016; de Warande, Belgium, 2016; Felabration @ Electric Ballroom, London, 2016Dimensions, Croatia 2016, 2015; Mawazine Festival, Morocco, 2016; Shambala Festival, 2016; Battersea Arts Centre, London 2016; Jazz re:freshed at Mau Mau, London 2016; Kings Place, London 2016; Brixton Electric, 2016; Komedia, Bath 2016; Helden In Het Park, Belgium 2016; Pangaea Festival, Manchester 2016;  Funk & Soul Weekender, 2016; Felabration, The British Library, London 2015; Festival Musicas do Mundo, Sines, Portugal 2015 & 2009; Valley Fest, Chew Valley 2015; Camberwell Fair, London 2015; Wah Wah 45s @ Brixton Jamm, London 2015; The Fleece, Bristol 2015; Brooklyn Bowl, O2 London 2015; Elgar Room @ Royal Albert Hall (Songlines Magazine Presents…), London 2014; Africa On The Square, Trafalgar Square, London 2014; Bossaphonik, Oxford 2014; The Forum, London 2014; Soundwave Festival Croatia, 2014; Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Norway 2014; Sundance Film Festival London, 2014; The Forge, London 2014; Felabration, London 2013 (feat. Baloji, Shingai Shoniwa, Black Twang, Zee Star, Eska & Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble, Sam Duckworth);  The Arts Club, London 2013; Rhythmtree Festival, Isle of Wight 2013/2012; Fela Kuti Birthday Tribute @ Jazz Cafe, London 2012/2011/2010; WeFaceForward@Band on the Wall, Manchester, 2012; Soundwave Festival, Croatia, 2012; Africa Oye, Liverpool, 2012; Rollright Fayre festival, Oxfordshire 2012; Kaya Festival with Tony Allen, Wales 2012; MAD Festival, Ooty, India 2012; Bimhuis, Amsterdam, 2011; OMNI Festival, Luxembourg, 2011; Afrobeat Vibrations UK tour 2011; Jazz re:freshed @ Mau Mau, London 2011; WOMAD UK BBC 3 stage, 2010; Secret Garden Party festival, 2010; BBC Radio World on 3, 2010;  Afrobeat Vibrations, Passing Clouds, London 2009; Fela Birthday Tribute @ Cargo, London 2009; Brent Respect Festival, London 2009

– Cubafrobeat [bari sax] Woolwich Works, London 2022; Tropical Pressure Festival, Cornwall 2022; CubaLandz Frestival, Belgium 2019; Jazz Cafe, London 2019; Ronnie Scott’s, London 2019; The London Jukebox, London 2018; Jazz In The Round, London 2018; Ipswich 2018; MondoMix Project, Isle of Wight 2015

– Africa Express The Circus 2019 [bari sax] London, with Batida, The Clash, The Good, The Bad & The Queen,  & more

– Africa Express Roskilde Festival 2015 [bari sax] Roskilde, Denmark with Rachid Taha, Dele Sosimi, Fatoumata Diawara, Laura Mvula, Damon Albarn, The Krar Collective and many more!

– Africa Express Marseille 2013 [bari sax] Dock Des Suds, Marseille, France, with Cheick Tidiane Seck, Tony Allen, Fatoumata Diawara, Damon Albarn, Mah Demba, Pauli the PSM, Seye, Guimba Kouyate, MC Malikah, Mamadou Sarr, Audrey Gbaguidi, Romeo Stoddart, Remi Kabaka

– Africa Express UK Tour 2012 (African & western collaborations with 80+ musicians on a train) [bari sax] Part of London 2012 Festival: MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall, GLASGOW The Arches, MANCHESTER The Ritz, CARDIFF Solus (Cardiff University), BRISTOL The Big Top@Creative Common, LONDON Granary Square at King’s Cross. Artists peformed with include:

Baaba Maal & band, Rokia Traore, the Krar Collective, Diabel Cissokho, Afrikan Boi, M.anifest, M3nsa, Jupiter & Okwess International, Mim Suleiman, Arabian Knightz, John Paul Jones, Jack Steadman, Lucy Rose, Maximo Park, members of the Gorillaz, Seb Rochford, Kano & Bashy, The Very Best, Rizzle Kicks and many more!

For a full list of artists involved see link:

– Kefaya Album launch, London 2019

– Sonorama! Latin American Composers in Hollywood Barbican Centre, London 2018

– Domenico Angarano [bari sax, flute] Album preview, London 2018

– Msafiri Zawose [bari sax, flute] Total Refreshment Centre, London 2017

– GidiJand [bari sax] Lagos, Nigeria and Richmix/Hoxton Hall, London, 2016: Collaborative recording and performances of UK & Nigerian artists

– ‘Saluting the Black President’ (Afrobeat) [bari sax] Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra featuring Tony Allen, Ginger Baker, surprise guest Seun Kuti, Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Keziah Jones, Ty, Breis, Blak Twang, Afrikan Boy, Terri Walker, Bumi Thomas, Inna Modja, Nazaire, & guests (Paris & London, 2013)

The Fontanelles (Afrobeat, dub, ethio-funk) [bari sax] Pizza Express Live Holborn, London 2018; River Stage Festival, National Theatre, London 2017; Blues Kitchen Camden, 2016/17; The Hideaway, Streatham, London 2015/16; Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, London 2015; Royal Festival Hall Clore Ballroom, London 2015; EFG London Jazz Festival, The Forge, London 2014; The Vortex Jazz Club, London 2014; The Forge, London 2014; The South London Soul Train, London 2014; Bossaphonik, Oxford 2014; Hootananny brixton, London 2014; Village Underground, London 2013 (supporting Young Blood Brass Band); New Voices Festival, Bethnal Green 2013; First Word Records @ Bedroom Bar, 2013; The Finsbury, London 2012; Floridita, London 2012; Bedroom Bar, London 2012; Watch This Space@National Theatre, London 2012; The Victoria, Dalston, 2012; World City Village Festival, London 2012; Rivington Street Festival (Bedroom Bar), London 2012; The Halfmoon, Herne Hill, London 2011-2012; The Hideaway, Streatham, London 2012; Rich Mix, London 2012; Bossaphonik, Oxford 2012; Cottons Rhum Jungle, London 2011

– The Krar Collective (Ethiopian) [bari sax] MondoMix Project, Isle of White 2015; Rich Mix, London 2015; Passing Clouds, London 2012; OCM @ The Old Fire Station, Oxford, 2012

– Mim Suleiman [bari sax] The Exchange, Bristol, 2014

– Lokkhi Terra (Bangladeshi-Cuban) [bari sax] Oitij-jo Festival, Bargehouse, London 2013; Rhythmtree Festival, Isle of Wight 2012; New Voices Festival, London 2012; Paradise Gardens @ Pleasure Gardens, London 2012

– Soothsayers (Afrobeat, dub) [bari sax] The Hideaway, London 2012; Sunrise Festival 2011

Afrobeat Allstars (Afrobeat) [bari sax] Lambeth Country Fair, London, 2011

Kita Steuer’s Samba Soul Transatlantico (Brazilian samba-rock) [bari sax] Casa Brasil, Somerset House, London, 2012; The Hideaway, London 2011; Guanabara, London ongoing

Mandinga/Soul Fiesta (Brazilian Funk + Pop) [tenor sax] Guanabara; Dover Street Wine Bar; both London, on-going; Various private functions in UK and abroad

Maroon Town (Ska, Reggae) [bari sax] Cardiff Carnival 2010

Saravah Soul (Brazilian Funk) [bari sax] Guanabara, London 08

Oddjob (world-funk) [bari sax, flute] Global Local stage, Walthamstow festival 08; Republic of World Funk at Vibe Live, London 08; Movimientos at Notting Hill Arts Club, London 08; Wah Wah Live! at Cargo, London 07; The Rhythm Factory, London 07; Tour to Paris 07 – O’Sullivans by the Moulin Rouge & Ville d’Aulnay; BBC Springwatch London Garden Party 07, Newham; Costa Urbana at Notting Hill Arts Club, London 06; Vibe Bar 06-07; Tabernacle, Dragon Bar, El Paso, Blagclub, Biddle Bros, Viva Viva, London 06

Chagall Illuminated with Sophie Solomon & Max Reinhardt (klezmer/blues/electronica) [soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet] Everyman Theatre, London; Cargo, London; Mayor of London Open Rehearsal series, Notting Hill Arts Club; ‘Spiel’ Hampstead Theatre, London, all 07

Roy Rhythm/Roy with Chameleoneye (afro-funk) [bari sax] Private party, Ibiza 2009; Republic of World Funk, Vibe Live, London 2008; China Whites, London 2007; Music4children Festival, Victoria Park, London 2007

– JamSahel with Cheick Tidiane Seck (pan-African) [bari sax] SOS Sahel benefit, Jardins du Luxembourg, Paris 2007

Taal Tantra with Tanmoy Bose (Indian classical/jazz) [bari and soprano sax] Kolkata, Jan 2005; Jamshedpur, Jan 2005


– Freedom Road Reimagined [tenor sax, flute] 2022 tour: Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, Brighton; Rich Mix, London; MAC Birmingham; Turner Contemporary, Margate

– An Alien Called Harmony [sax, flute] The Standard, London 2022

– Sinkane [tenor sax] The Dome, London 2017

– Kelis [baritone sax, flute] UK and Europe tour 2014 inc Glastonbury, North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Somerset House Summer Series, Optimus Alive (Portugal), Pohoda (Slovakia), De Wereld Draait Buiten (Amsterdam), Nibe Festival (Denmark), O2 ABC (Glasgow), Sea Session (Ireland), The Institute (Birmingham); Later with Jools Holland, BBC2 2014, Mercury Prize Sessions Channel 4, London 2014; BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Manchester 2014; Metropolis Studios, London 2014

TV sessions [alto, tenor and bari sax] ITV2 Brit Awards Afterparty (live broadcast) 2015; Kelis on Later with Jools Holland, BBC2 2014 and Mercury Prize Sessions, Channel 4 2014; Chris Moyles Quiz Night Series 5 house band 2011; X-Factor Big Band Special 2009

Improvising with DJs [tenor/bari/soprano sax, flute] (genres include chillout, dub, drum’n’bass, funk, hip hop, house, r’n’b/soul, 2003-present):

London: ‘Organic Jam’ with DJ Carlo Rossi @ RIBA 2017, Aqua London 2016, Home House 2016, Salmontini 2016, M by Montcalm 2016, LSO St Lukes 2015, Banking Hall London, Old Bengal Bar London 2014 and Baku London (Spirit Level) 2013, ‘The Lost Lectures’ 2013, Sunflower Jam ‘SuperJam’ @ Royal Festival Hall 2012, Team GB House 2012, Bacanal White Party @ Kensington Roof Gardens 2012, The Boat Show @ ExCel 2012 and 2010, Hoxton Gallery, The Arts Club, galerie8, V&A,  London Fashion Week @ Somerset House, Tate Modern, Chelsea Football Club, Science Museum, Zetter Hotel, 1901 Restaurant @ Andaz Hotel, Kensington Palace, Oxo Tower, St Mary Axe, Le Meridien Piccadilly, ExCel, Westbury Hotel, Somerset House, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, The Sunflower Jam Benefit @ Porchester Halls, Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Preview,  SushiSamba London, Millbank Lounge City Inn Westminster; ‘Eclipse DJ Live’ with DJ K @ The Hospital Club, Libertine@China White, The Ivy, One Marylebone, One Mayfair; various others: Skylounge (Doubletree Tower of London), Babble City London, Silver Sturgeon Thames Yacht, London Eye Barracuda Thames cruiser, Paramount Club (Centre Point), Embassy Club, Dolce, Dragon Bar, Pool Bar, the Egg, Mother, Herbal, Electric House Notting Hill, Design Museum, High Road House, Imperial War Museum, Royal Exchange, The Deck@National Theatre, Saatchi Gallery, 30 Pavilion Road; ‘Eat, Play, Love’ with Dj Omar Gharbi @ Buddha-Bar London 2013 & Sugar Hut Fulham

Nigeria: International Jazz Day 2016 with DJ Carlo Rossi & the Organic Jam, Lagos

UK: Aynehoe Park, 2016; Aston Martin ‘Vanquish’ launch, Walton-on-Thames, 2012; Google Zeitgeist event, The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, 2009; Hedkandi @ Sea Club, Newcastle 2007

Europe: France: Mougins 2011; Portugal: Design Hotel launch party, Troia and VIP lounge @ Modelo Pic-Nic, Lisbon, 2009; Greece: It Girlstour 2007

Vietnam: The Deck, Saigon 2012

Hong Kong: SEVVA 2012

Malaysia: Residency with DJ/vocals/percussion Zeta Bar, Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur,2004-05

India: Seijo’s, Mumbai 2005; the i-bar, Bangalore 2005; Starstruck retro bar, Kolkata 2005

Middle East: QMID, Qatar; General Motors launch, Dubai

– Elia & The Low Tears (Pop/Soul) [bari sax] The Finsbury, 2014; Charlie Wrights, London 2013; Harajuku Ball @ Proud Galleries, London 2012; Dublin Castle, London 2012; The Bowery, London 2012; Cottons Rhum Jungle, London 2012

Mezzowave (Soul/Electronica) [bari and soprano sax] Big Chill Festival, 2010; Album Showcase, Sussex, 2010; Vibe Live @ Vibe Bar, London 08

High Road House Band (funk jam) [bari sax] High Road House, London 09

Julian Hinton’s The Precious Sessions (singer-songwriter/soul) [bari sax, bass clarinet, clarinet] Viva Viva, London 08

Stadtpark (folk-jazz) [bari sax, clarinet, flute, bass clarinet] Berlin: Z-Bar, Mitte 08; Wallywoods Gallery; Intersoup; Oxidant 07; London: Union Chapel 07; Viva Viva 06-07; Spice of Life 07; ElectroAcoustic Club 06; Dragon Bar ‘Acoustic Dragon’ 06; Smoke Rooms 05; Cologne: Dorissa Lem Gallery; Barracuda Bar 06

Bootleg Beatles [saxes, flute] Glastonbury Festival Acoustic Stage 07; Eastern Haze festival 07; Summer Days festival, Switzerland 07; cover on UK tours 05-07

Smashing Time (60s Mod) [bari sax] 100 Club, London, March 06; Empress Ballroom, Blackpool, Aug 05

 Skinny Alley [bari and soprano sax] Someplace Else, Kolkata, India 05

– Saturday Night Blues Band [bari and soprano sax] Leather Bar, Chennai, India 05


AKRAM KHAN Xenos tour: Paris, France 2022; London, UK 2021; Washington DC, USA 2021; Manchester UK, 2021; Paris, France 2019; Lisbon, Portugal 2019; Hong King, 2019; Taichung and Taipei, Taiwan 2019; Rome, Italy 2019; Turin, Italy 2019; Luxembourg, 2019; Moscow 2019; Montreal, Canada 2019; Berkeley, USA 2019; Williamstown, USA 2019; Cologne, Germany 2018; Shanghai 2018; White Light Festival, New York 2018; Toronto 2018; Ottawa 2018; Leicester 2018; Edinburgh International Festival, 2018; Julidans, Amsterdam 2018; Grec Festival, Barcelona 2018; Montpellier Danse, France 2018; Sadlers Wells, London 2018; St Polten, Austria 2018; Hellerau, Germany 2018; Adelaide Festival, Australia 2018; Athens, Greece 2018; ‘X’ at Darbar Festival 2017, Sadlers Wells, London

FELA! (Sadler’s Wells, London 2011; National Theatre, London 2010-11), Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket, London 08-09), Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall, London 08), Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Crucible 06/07), Oliver (Lincoln 05), Crazy For You (UK tour 04), King & I (UK tour 02-03), Jack &the Beanstalk (Panto, York Theatre Royal 01-02), Spend Spend Spend (UK tour 01), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (York Theatre Royal 00)

– house band for Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason, Hammersmith Apollo 2018; Robin Ince & Chris Hadfield’s Space Shambles, Royal Albert Hall 2018;

Depping on Broadway & Beyond (UK tour 2015, 2013, 2012), Sound of Music (UK tour 2010), Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour 08), Follies (Northampton 06), Jerry Springer (UK tour 06), The Assassins (Sheffield Crucible 06), Beauty & the Beast (Panto, Lincoln 05-06), Annie (UK tour 03 & 06), Calamity Jane (UK tour 03)


– Collocutor (album ‘Conintuation’ 2020, 7′” ‘The Angry One’ 2019, ep ‘Black Satin’ 2017, album ‘The Search’ 2017,  ‘Everywhere’ dubplate 2017; ‘Live at the Fish Factory’ dubplate 2016, album ‘Instead’ and singles ‘Gozo’ and ‘Archaic Morning’, 2014, On The Corner Records)

– Tamar Osborn & Idris Rahman (‘Conversations’, 2020)

– Ill Considered  (‘Ill Considered 9 East/West’ (feat. on East), 2020)

– Movedrill/Ben Smith (EMI/KPM Ethio-Inspired Jazz library album, 2020)

– Cantoma (‘Into Daylight’, 2020)

– Sarathy Korwar (‘More Arriving’ 2019)

– Hackney Colliery Band (‘Collaborations Vol 1’ 2019)

– Kefaya & Elaha Soroor (‘Songs of Our Mothers’ 2019)

– Tenesha the Wordsmith (‘Again’ on ‘Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts’ 2019)

– Jessica Lauren (flute, clarinet, sax ‘Kofi Nomad’ single, ‘Almeria’ album 2018)

– Dele Sosimi  (‘You No Fit Touch Am’ album, Wah Wah 45s 2015; ‘TMI’ single 2013)

– Emanative (‘Energy’ single, 2020; ‘I’ll Do it Tomorrow remix foe Awkward Corners, 2020; ‘Vibes form the Tribe w/Phil Ranelin’, 2019; ‘Earth’ album, 2018; ‘Planet B’ single, 2018; ‘Ominous Shanti’ single, 2017; ‘The Light Years and The Darkness’ album, Steve Reid Foundation, 2015; ‘Evil AM’ for Drum Suite EP, Equinox Records, 2014; ‘Love in Outer  Space’  feat. Ahmed Abdullah, Steve Reid Foundation 2014; ‘Over’ EP on On The Corner Records, 2013; remix of Omar’s ‘The Man’, 2013)

– DJ Khalab (bari sax – track ‘Bafia’ on ‘Black Noise 2084’, 2018)

– Jonny Drop (flute – track ‘Moon Food’ on album ‘The Only Sound’, 2018)

– RHYE (flute, clarinet, sax – album ‘Blood’, 2018)

– Justin Thurgur (bari sax – track ‘Straight Down To My Soul’ on album ‘No Confusion’, 2016)

– clap! clap! (flute on ‘Lunar Ensemble’, vinyl only of album ‘A Thousand Skies’, 2017)

– 1201_alarm (ep ‘Loading…’ 2016)

– Hackney Colliery Band ( album ‘Live’, 2017’Heroes’ on album ‘Sharpener’ Deluxe Vinyl edition, 2017 )

– The Fontanelles  (album ‘Horns of Freedom’ on First Word Records, 2013)

– Smith & Mudd (albums ‘Gorthleck’, 2016, ‘Le Suivant’, 2009)

– Kelis (album ‘Live in London’, 2014)

– Van Morrison & Claire Teal (forthcoming release, 2014)

Billy Ocean (Love Train, 2014)

– Liz Elensky (‘Distractions’, Home Planet Recordings, London 2013)

– Elia & The Low Tears (singles ‘Sweet Lies’, ‘Violins’ and ‘Perfect Circles’ and forthcoming album, London 2012/13)

– Yuriy Galkin Nonet (‘Nine of a Kind’ released 2012 on F-IRE Presents label)

– Soothsayers (album ‘Human Nature’, London 2012)

– Stornoway (‘The Great Procrastinator’, Oxford 2012)

– Piney Gir (forthcoming track ‘Dream a Little’, London 2012)

Sharon Lewis (forthcoming album, Brighton 2011)

– John Bennett Band (forthcoming album, BBC Maida Vale studios, 2011)

– National Theatre (Blood and Gifts soundtrack by Marc Teitler, London 2010)

– 8 Goals for Africa (charity song, produced by Arthur Baker, London 2010)

Bristol Old Vic (Juliet & Her Romeo soundtrack by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler, 2010)

Demis Roussos (album ‘Demis’, released 2009)

Andrew Hewitt (showreel 2010; film soundtrack pitch, 2008)

Brains and Hunch (library music album (Universal), short film soundtracks, adverts etc, ongoing since 2007, London)

The Crackles (60s soul pop) (forthcoming album, 2008)

Sexy Butchers (rock) (forthcoming album, 2008)

Simon Bookish (electronica) (‘Everything/Everything’  album, released 2008)

Max Mezzowave (Home, 2008, released 2010)

Lisa Lore (soul/rock) (demo EP, 2008)

Jane Watkins (‘Lifespam’ TV pilot, London 2008)

A-Bomb Recordings (Adverts and pitches, 2007-12)

Ben Block album (Premises Studios, London, 2007)

Leon Lace (album ‘Live form Henriques Street’, 2007)

Stadtpark EP ‘gehen Sie geradeaus’ (FX Studios, London, 2006)

Oddjob EP ‘King’s Ransome’ (FX Studios, London, 2006)

– Soundtrack for Sony Playstation ‘Eye Toy 3’ (Metropolis Studios, London, 2005)

Sam Semple album ‘Female Astronaut’ (London, 2005)

track and video ‘Rising’ for group ‘Playing December’ (Malaysia, 2004-05)

‘Spiritualized’ album ‘Let It Come Down’ (Abbey Road Studios, London, 2000)

animated & short film soundtrack (’10 Minute Movie’); various audio-books (m2c studio, London, 2001-05)

for independent producers Phat Phrequency (London 07-08), Paradox (London 08), Masta Conga (Paris 07), 84 Fresh (London 05-07), Hero (Oxen Records 03)



Opera Novella (“Last Night of the Proms” Gala, 2012); Garden Opera (UK Tours 09 and 08); Viennese Gala Night (UK tour 05/06); Vent Saxophone Quartet (contemporary music and newly commissioned works, several venues inc. concert series at the National Portrait Gallery); various wind quintets


Ensemble Y2K; Sir Michael Rose 75th Birthday Concert (Bedford 09)


Soul Fiesta; JazzaBelles Sax Quartet; Soul Patrol; Toots; In Crowd; Souled Out; Highlife Management (India and Bangladesh – Dunhill (British American Tobacco) brand launch, Sheraton Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 05)


Performing and organizing:

– monthly ‘Tamar Collocutor’ show on Soho Radio since 2019

– featured artist at Woman Rising, Lagos, Nigeria 2016

– DJ sets (funk/latin/afrobeat/electronica): venues and events include Rye Wax, 2016; Step Out! The Forge, 2015; On The Corner Records Curates…, The Forge, London 2014; Afrobeat Boat Party, Soundwave Croatia 2014; Women’s Prize for Fiction, Royal Festival Hall terrace, 2013; Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition preview party 2012 and 2011; One Marylebone 2012; New Years Eve party, Four Seasons, Damascus 2010; High Road House, Chiswick 2010

– Guest mixtapes for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide show, Michael Ruetten’s Soulsearching, The Jazz Meet and Soul-Identity

– Co-organizer for ‘Republic of World Funk’ nights, Vibe Live, London 08

– Guest soloist with heavy rock band ‘Fasy’, Emergenza showcase, Carling Academy Islington 08

– Organizer, host and DJ for ‘Acoustic Dragon’ monthly live music night, Dragon Bar, London 06

– Concerto soloist with orchestra (Edinburgh and Glasgow, 1999)


Compostion and arrangement for Collocutor, the Fontanelles (afrobeat, dub, ethio-funk) and Oddjob (funk/afrobeat); Arrangements for musical theatre demo ‘Smugglers’ 07 (in collaboration with Mary McAdam); transcription, arrangement and composition for horn sections (ongoing); compositions for saxophone quartet, and for mixed ensemble and narrators



Saxophone, flute and clarinet tuition at Luton Sixth Form College (Luton, 2009-2017)

Harpenden Musicale (Hertfordshire); Aylwin Girls’ School (London)

Hindhead Music Centre (Surrey); cover at Virgo Fidelis Primary School (London)