A list of some of the projects I am currently involved in:
Sean Gibbs Big Band
This is a band I formed for the recording of my new album ‘Confluence’, due for release with Ubuntu Music on 25th November 2022. It features many of the country’s leading jazz and session musicians, including the likes of Tom Walsh, James Copus, Helena Kay and James Gardiner-Bateman.
Sean Gibbs Quintet
This is my current quintet, featuring some of London’s top jazz musicians: Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor saxophone), Rob Brockway (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Jay Davis (drums). We perform original music of mine, steeped in the jazz tradition and characterised by lyrical melodies, hearty grooves and a deep connection to the blues. Our debut album ‘When Can I See You Again?’ was released with Ubuntu Music in August 2021.
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
The SNJO is directed by legendary saxophonist Tommy Smith and widely considered to be one of the foremost contemporary big bands in Europe, having shared the stage with the likes of John Scofield, Gary Burton, Joe Lovano, Kurt Elling and Peter Erskine. Find out more here.
Young Pilgrims are a rock induced brass band led by trombonist Richard Foote. Growing out of the thriving Birmingham jazz scene, they have found themselves drawing fans from across Europe and beyond with their intense live performances – from beer-soaked dance floors to London’s South Bank, the Paris Jazz Festival to Love Supreme Festival. Check out their second album here:
Calum Gourlay Big Band
The Calum Gourlay Big Band plays monthly at the Vortex Jazz Club, and features some of the best musicians from the London jazz scene. The repertoire is primarily made up of Calum’s own stunning arrangements.
Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra
The Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra features top musicians from both the London and Birmingham jazz scenes. They perform Mike’s groundbreaking original music, alongside collaborations with the likes of Anna Meredith, Andrew D’Angelo and Dan Weiss. Find out more here