Coming up this week

For the first time ever, I’m lucky enough to be playing with both Mosaic and Element in the same week! As the above tweet states Mosaic are at the Oxford tonight, following last week’s cancellation. I’m very grateful to George at the Oxford Jazz for sorting out another date for us so quickly. We’ll be playing the second set, with music about a painting, tango (the dance, not the drink), and underground rivers. You can hear Mosaic here.


Then on Wednesday, it’s Element’s turn. We’re playing for the Way Out West Collective at the Bull’s Head in Barnes. If you haven’t been down and seen the new music room there, Wednesday is the perfect time..! We’ll be playing some of our classics, as well as some new contributions from Rod Oughton, and standards in our own style.


Mosaic at the Oxford: we're back!

Incredibly, the wonderful Jazz @ the Oxford have managed to fit Mosaic in this Monday (26th January)! It will be a double bill with George Crowley’s Can of Worms. If you were intending to come last Monday, I hope you’re able to join us.

Tonight: cancelled

Cecilia Bignall (vc), James Copus (tr) and Sam Rapley (cl)
Cecilia Bignall (vc), James Copus (tr) and Sam Rapley (cl)

Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, the gig tonight has had to be cancelled. We’ll be back soon though, at the Vortex on 1st March if not before!

Mosaic at The Oxford

Monday 19th January sees the return of Mosaic, with a gig at the Oxford in Kentish Town. Featuring:

James Copus : trumpet
Sam Rapley : clarinets
Myself : vibes and compositions
Cecilia Bignall : cellos
Misha Mullov-Abbado : bass
Ben Brown : drums

Before that, we’re also playing on Wednesday (14th) in a public masterclass with Dave Holland, at the Royal Academy of Music.

In case you’ve forgotten, we sound like this…