Harry is a London-based saxophonist, guitarist, composer, arranger and educator.

Currently in his final year at The Royal Academy of Music studying Jazz, he has led his own bands and

appeared at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe including Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club,

The EFG London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham and Cambridge Jazz Festivals, Pizza Express, Latitude,

Villars Vanguard in Switzerland and Jam In J’ette Belgium.

 

In 2019 Harry was invited to be part of the Ronnie’s at 60 Event at The Royal Albert Hall, guested

with Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal, Simon Bates’ Big Band and NYJO. And as band leader of the nine-

piece Ashton Jones Project he has been riding the wave of a rising soul and funk star whose debut

album Toast was released to critical acclaim.

Harry is a member of two fusion bands, Afla Sackey’s "Afrik Bawantu" and "Aaron and the Argonauts."

 

Recently he has performed as a member of a hard-bop jazz quintet lead by Joel Barford and Noah

Stoneman and Sam Every’s pop and soul band the The Delegates. He also performs regularly with

top function bands Totem and Courtier Music.

Away from the stage, he has also been in demand as an educator leading his own course at the

acclaimed centre of music excellence Aldeburgh Young Musicians - to great acclaim.

 

As a teenager Harry was a Semi Finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year and voted West

Suffolk Young Musician of the Year. His musical grounding in jazz and soul venues in his native East

Anglia remains strong, with regular returns to his roots at the invitation of Chris Ingham, George

Double and Roger Odell.

Whether performing to thousands, writing to order or inspiring young talent he is driven by a love of

improvisation and challenge, collaborating with fellow musicians and the satisfaction of being the

best he can be.

Biography

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