About

 

Harry, a London based saxophonist and composer, can be found performing regularly around the UK and internationally. Harry has performed at a host of venues across the UK, including Pizza Express Live, The Ritz, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Lovebox Festival, The Hideaway, The Tate Modern and Boomtown Festival. 

Originally from Wiltshire, Harry began playing saxophone at the age of 10. Whilst at school, he studied with Pat Crumly and performed alongside John Critchinson and the Ronnie Scott's Legacy Band when they visited his school. This experience drove Harry to seek further tuition from another great saxophonist, the legendary Pee Wee Ellis. After leaving school Harry was playing constantly in groove, hiphop and reggae groups which led him to represent Northern Europe in the final of the Rototom European Reggae Competition in Italy and to support esteemed artists such as Lee Scratch Perry and Akala. In addition to this, Harry achieved a Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature from Cardiff University.

His determination to improve himself musically led him to embark upon a Masters degree in Jazz Performance at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It was at RWCMD that Harry studied with Iain Ballamy and Geoff Simkins. Whilst studying, Harry was awarded funding to compose for, promote and perform a concert of jazz with strings in the beautiful Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall. He was also to be found performing regularly in the Royal Welsh College and local jazz venues. Constantly striving to develop and grow, Harry played in Barak Schmool's 'Rhythms of the City' and studied with James Allsopp after leaving college and moving to London. Harry can now be seen playing frequently with his jazz quartet. His quartet comprises of two saxophones, drums and double bass. The group specialises in the exploration of the music of the great jazz composers as well as Harry's original music. 

Harry teaches woodwinds as well as jazz harmony and improvisation. If you are interested in taking lessons with Harry, please send an email via the 'contact' page.