Trish Clowes


Trish Clowes performing at Fleet Jazz on 18th April 2017. Photograph courtesy of Michael Carrington (Aldershot, Farnham & Fleet Camera Club)

TRISH CLOWES has made a great impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene. In 2008 she won the Peter Whittingham Development Award that allowed her to form her first ensemble, Tangent.  Two albums and a UK tour later, and her 3rd album, ‘Pocket Compass’, was launched at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014 alongside the premiere of her first BBC commission, “The Fox the Parakeet & The Chestnut”, an event which was the culmination of her two years as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.  Her commission also won the “Contemporary Jazz Composition” of the 2015 BASCA British Composer Award.  She has since performed at the Wigmore Hall in a collaboration with Gwilym Simcock, made her TV debut for BBC Proms Extra in 2015, formed a new project “My Iris”, and been appointed professor of jazz saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.