Saxophonist Trish Clowes has been described as “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” (John Fordham, the Guardian). A BASCA British Composer Award winner and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Clowes has received critical acclaim for all four of her releases for Basho Records. The latest, My Iris, has been described as “musical wizardry” (All About Jazz).
Performances include the Royal Festival Hall, London Jazz Festival, Wigmore Hall, Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Celtic Connections, Women in (e)motion Festival (Germany), National Opera House (Ireland), broadcasts for BBC 2 Proms Extra, BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen, and appearances with BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Recent commissions include writing for the BBC Concert Orchestra (BBC Radio 3), London Sinfonietta and Onyx Brass.
Trish Clowes is a professor of jazz saxophone and improvisation at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She has also become an ambassador for the charity Donate4Refugees.