Corey Mwamba

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Born and based in Derby, Dr Corey Mwamba's commitment to jazz and improvised music in Britain and Ireland drives all aspects of his work, whether through making, presenting, promoting, or researching music.

Corey predominantly plays vibraphone; and also plays dulcimer and uses audio processing software. Corey Mwamba is recognised as a highly creative improviser and composer working across a wide range of jazz and contemporary music. Mwamba's distinctive approach and tone is instantly recognisable in any context: a potent blend of pure sound, highly melodic phrases and ethereal textures; barely whispered chords and ear-piercing robotic screams. Corey won a PRSF/Jerwood Foundation Take Five artist development award in 2007; was short-listed for the Innovation category in the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008; and received nominations for "Rising Star on Vibraphone" in the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, and 68th DownBeat Annual Critics' Polls.

An active advocate of the arts, Corey Mwamba strives to argue the case for its place in society. Corey is a visiting composition lecturer and supervisor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London.

Biography

Born and based in Derby, Dr Corey Mwamba's commitment to jazz and improvised music in Britain and Ireland drives all aspects of his work, whether through making, presenting, promoting, or researching music.

Corey predominantly plays vibraphone; and also plays dulcimer and uses audio processing software. Corey Mwamba is recognised as a highly creative improviser and composer working across a wide range of jazz and contemporary music. Mwamba's distinctive approach and tone is instantly recognisable in any context: a potent blend of pure sound, highly melodic phrases and ethereal textures; barely whispered chords and ear-piercing robotic screams. Corey won a PRSF/Jerwood Foundation Take Five artist development award in 2007; was short-listed for the Innovation category in the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008; and received nominations for "Rising Star on Vibraphone" in the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, and 68th DownBeat Annual Critics' Polls.

An active advocate of the arts, Corey Mwamba strives to argue the case for its place in society. Corey is a visiting composition lecturer and supervisor at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, London.

Recordings by this composer

Recordings
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Birmingham Record Company

A diverse compilation dealing with the idea of 'liveness' in music: that powerful experience of witnessing musicians on stage, in person, in the present. Featuring tracks by Emily Abdy, Andy Ingamells, Ryan Latimer, Genevieve Murphy, and Corey Mwamba.

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