About B:JazzFest: Olivia Murphy's Jazz Orchestra

Running time  Start 7:30pm, Finish 10:00pm

Emotion, narrative and honesty have always been key elements that make Olivia Murphy’s music so personal and unique. Her compositions are unravelling stories inspired by both her lived history and imagined fantasies and she has found jazz orchestra - the fusing of through-written material on a large scale and improvisation - the most effective way for these tales to be told. Murphy conducts this large ensemble made up of 20 of the most exciting emerging improvisers and musicians from both the London and Birmingham creative music scenes - two cities that have been integral to her musical development so far. The orchestra’s debut gig was on a sold-out Birmingham Symphony Hall Stage, funded by the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, and four tracks from the recorded concert were released in late 2022 as part of their EP “Somewhere, Not So Far Away”. Olivia and her orchestra are looking forward to returning to Birmingham for a rare opportunity to perform together, premiering new compositions and arrangements alongside material from the first OMJO EP.

“highly accomplished…full of texture and dynamic variation” London Jazz News

“ethereal...rich in detail” Jazzwise

“wide ranging yet always personal” Django Bates

Booking Info

Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers, as per Access Scheme

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