PROJECTS

Tom Barford Group 

Featuring an outstanding range of talented, London based musicians this exciting group regularly perform Tom's most recent set of emotive and imaginative compositions. Tom's writing has been described by Evan Parker as "wonderfully intricate and demanding and yet is exuberantly listenable". Tom has recently released his Kenny Wheeler Prize debut album BLOOMER on Edition Records with this band and is currently touring the album throughout the UK including dates at Kings Place, Turner Sims Concert Hall and The Pizza Express Jazz Club. 

Tom draws on compositional influences such as John Scofield, The Golden Age of Steam, Mark Lockheart, Brad Mehldau, Iain Ballamy and Chris Potter to create a set of music unlike anything on the London Scene today. https://tombarford.bandcamp.com/album/bloomer

Rupert Cox - Piano

Billy Marrows - Guitar

Dave Storey - Drums

Flo Moore - Bass

Tom Barford -Saxophone

AuB

 

AuB is the London based quartet, masterminded by two young saxophonists, Tom Barford and Alex Htichcock, musicians who are making huge waves as part of the next generation of virtuosic instrumentalists intent on doing things their way. AUB, pronounced ORB, refers to the meeting and unity of two musical minds and instrumental sounds melded into one group sound. Twin tenors tradition has had a long history but with AUB, it's the collaborative writing process and blending of sounds that drives their group sound. Together with bassist Fergus Ireland and drummer James Maddren, AUB melds contemporary Jazz sounds, an adventurous and risk-taking spirit with a degree of unpredictability, nuance and intense improvisation. 

AuB have a debut album on the way which will be released on Edition Records in early 2020. 

 

'This is adventurous, risk-taking music. With no chordal instrument to tie them down, the twin front liners are free to roam at will, pushing hard against the shifting rhythmic and harmonic boundaries sketched out by the endlessly creative team of Fergus Ireland on bass and James Maddren on drums' – Jazzwise 

Alex Hitchcock- Sax

Ferg Ireland- Bass

James Maddren- Drums

Tom Barford- Sax

Tom Syson Group

"Tom Syson is a highly regarded trumpeter and composer based in the UK. In January 2019 he recorded his 2nd album, ‘Different Coloured Days’ at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, which he is touring around the UK in May 2019, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The album title is inspired by his experience with anxiety.

Tom Syson- Trumpet

David Ferris- Piano/Organ

Jonathan SIlk- Drums

Pete Hutchinson- Bass

Tom Barford- Tenor Sax

Olli Martin Quintet 

 "The Olli Martin Quintet is a new project featuring musicians who have a close musical and friendship connection with each other. The powerful front line combination of trombone and tenor saxophone along with the classic rhythm section of piano, bass and drums, perform Olli's original compositions which are rooted in jazz with elements of groove and funk music and influences from composers Dave Holland, Robin Eubanks, The Mason Brothers & Eddie Parker."- https://www.ollimartin.com/

Olli Martin- Trombone

Tom Barford- Saxes

Rupert Cox- Piano

Flo Moore- Bass

Dave Storey- Drums

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Tom holds the position of the tenor 2 chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.  

“NYJO is a well-honed ensemble of Britain’s finest young musicians, masterfully led by Mark Armstrong. Jazz is in good hands with this wonderful organization.”

- Bob Mintzer

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