2018 – 


15-16th July – The Hard Edges of Metal short tour, with support from Charlotte Keeffe (solo improvised trumpet)

15th July – Hundred Years Gallery, London, (CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS) E2 8JN, 4pm, £5

16th July – The Birdcage pub, Norwich, (STILL HAPPENING..!) NR2 1DS, 8pm, £5

Hard Edges is a new all-brass improvising trio, of myself (trumpet), Dave Amis (trombone) and Ben Higham (tuba). Charlotte Keeffe is an improvising trumpeter from London, who also now plays with The Brass Monkeys.


19th July – Performance as part of Durham Brass Festival – commission for trumpet piece with looper app on mobile phone.

23rd July – Diego Brown and the Good Fairy album launch, Betsey Trotwood pub, London, 8pm

28th July – Duo with saxophonist Tom Ward at Bråk, at waterintobeer, Brockley, London

3rd August – Performing with Plankestra, supporting Corsano/Flower duo, at The Portland Arms, Cambridge.

28-30th September – Natural Causes in the south-west – launching our birdsongs double A-side single.

26th November – ALATI at ClerkenwellARTSlab – second set of songs from poems by Alice Oswald. Brigitte Beraha (vocals), CD (trumpet & flugel), Dave O’ Brien (keys)


Past gigs here:

Past gigs


2017 –


7th January – with Joey Herzfeld – Cactus Cafe, Norwich – evening…

21st January – duo improvised set with Sylvia Hallett, at Hundred Years Gallery, supporting Tolerance Manoeuvre

31st January – Plink Plonk at the York Tavern, Norwich. Performing a newish solo piece, ‘Piano Angel’, for trumpet and electronics.

24th February – Joey Herzfeld Trio, at Jurnet’s Bar, Norwich

4th March – St. Paul’s SessionsTrio of Men, with support by Chris Dowding (solo)

17th March – Natural Causes at Bob Lockwood’s house gig

18th March – Natural Causes at More Music in Morecambe, supporting poet Jackie Kay. Very exciting..!


‘experiments in electronics’ – three-gig residency at the Vortex, exploring electronics…

19th March – hymn / Tolerance Manoeuvre – hymn as a duo of chris dowding (trumpet & electronics) & david ross (percussion & electronics)

9th April – chris dowding (solo), Sudden Amusements (processed trumpet & field recordings duo with Oliver Payne), Clive Bell / David Ross / Marjolaine Charbin

27th May – Rude 2.0, with support by David Ross (solo electronics)


26th March – Little Big Band, Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, London, 2:30pm – playing Kenny Wheeler’s music, amongst other music.

March 27th – Plink Plonk – Ma/ti/om, hymn and Arthur – performing with hymn, a new trio with George McKay (double bass) and David Ross (percussion and electronics) and myself (trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics). Spacious soundscapes and fairly simple written material. Part of a Ma/ti/om UK tour – Ma/ti/om are an Anglo-Scandinavian improvising trio… Supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund.

2nd April – with Choral Engineers, Devon

23rd April – Alby Jazz warm-up gig – Cyan Traces (led by trombonist Dave Amis) and solo saxophone set by Norwich-based saxophonist Simon Youngman. I’m not playing, but involved in organising it, and looking forward to hearing it. (Supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund).

10th June – Triple-bill at Wymondham marketplace, as part of Wymondham Music Festival

15th June – Plink Plonk at Norwich University of the Arts. Including Plonkestra performance. Plonkestra is the in-house improvising group, formed from Plink Plonk organisers and friends.

16th June – Diego Brown plus horn section, at The Betsey Trotwood pub, London. New horn section arrangements that I’m doing. Horn section is: Chris Dowding (trumpet & flugel), Steve Pretty (trumpet & flugel), Annie Whitehead (trombone), Ben Higham (tuba, plus trumpet & flugel occasionally).

26th June – Diego Brown plus horn section, at Clerkenwell ARTSlab, at the Betsey Trotwood pub, London. Also – Chris Dowding solo, playing ‘Piano Angel’.

29th June – Plink Plonk – Sloth Racket plus ROOKS.

2nd July – Possible hymn / Arthur double-bill. Spooner Row church. 

5th July – Joey Herzfeld Trio at First Wednesdays, at Platform 12. First part of three-part residency at First Wednesdays.

6th July – The Brass Monkeys at Head Out Not Home, Norwich city centre.

8th July – Joey Herzfeld Trio, in Great Yarmouth.

11th July – West Gallery choir at Wymondham Music Festival

14th July – Joey Herzfeld Trio, The Happy Couple & Chris Dowding (solo), at The Green Dragon, Wymondham, as part of Wymondham Music Festival

17th August – Chris Dowding / Sylvia Hallett duo, at The Klinker, London

6th September – Sudden Amusements at  First Wednesdays, at Platform 12, Norwich. Second part of residency.

4th October – some things at First Wednesdays, at Platform 12, Norwich. Third part of residency.

22nd October – hymn & Tolerance Manoeuvre double-bill live radio session on West Norfolk Radio.

1st-3rd November – Natural Causes in the south-west

24th November – The Brass Monkeys / Deemer double-bill, part of Deemer’s UK tour to promote their new album, ‘Moment Frozen’. York Tavern, Norwich, 8pm, £7

12th December – Very exciting hymn gig TBA…


The Hard Edges of Metal – short tour… (Cancelled in the end, due to illness…)

Two gigs to kick off a new trio, with support by London-based trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe, playing solo trumpet sets…

17th December – Hundred Years Gallery, London, 4pm, £5

18th December – Norwich – venue TBA, 8pm



4th January – The Brass Monkeys at the Rose Tavern, Norwich

22nd January – some things set at ClerkenwellARTSlab, London – new folk song suite…

22nd March – hymn at The Garage, Norwich. Tickets available through us…

31st March – Short solo set, TBA


Natural Causes album launch tour TBA –

6th April – South-west…

7th April – North…


23rd April – ALATI set at ClerkenwellARTSlab, London – new songs from Alice Oswald poems… Brigitte Beraha (vocals), CD (trumpet & flugel), Dave O’ Brien (keys)

May 4th – With Joey Herzfeld, at Jurnets, Norwich. A new ‘all-star’ line-up…

May 5th – St. Paul’s Sessions – CD (solo), The Happy Couple, hymn (CD, David Ross & Sylvia Hallett – improvised collaboration…)

23rd May – ‘Taster’ night for Camouflage – a new ‘out’ jazz night for Norwich. The Hard Edges of Metal trio, plus London-based (Norwich-born) saxophonist George Crowley’s trio. York Tavern, Norwich, 8pm, £8

24th May – Joey Herzfeld Trio, Last Pub Standing, Norwich

25th May – Performing as part of ‘Timepiece’ at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, with The Voice Project.

I’m performing at 1pm (solo, with looper), and at 9pm (with The Voice Project choir and various combinations). There are different performances of different combinations and numbers of singers on each hour from 12 noon to 12 midnight. More information here.

26th May – Solo set in Brighton, more information here:

16th June – Performance with London-based dancer Mirei Yazawa, in London. More info soon…

24th June – Summer Pizzazz at Spooner Row Church, as part of Wymondham Music Festival, supported by Norfolk County Council’s Arts Project Fund. Album launch for Sylvia & I for our new cassette and download release, ‘the holding breath’. Come along..!

5th July – The Brass Monkeys (with exciting new line-up..!), Head Out Not Home, Norwich. Venue TBA.