Tori Freestone Trio

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Tori Freestone is a British saxophonist, flautist and violinist who performs at the forefront of the UK improvised music scene as both a sidewomen and highly regarded bandleader.

Freestone is known for her robust tenor sound, melodic invention as well as an ability to amalgamate into a variety of styles and musical contexts while maintaining her highly personal and distinct voice. As a composer Freestone's writing balances wit with playfulness while exploring new ways to blur the lines between the written and improvised.

Freestone's playing is featured in a number of the UK’s most exciting contemporary bands such as The Ivo Neame Quintet and Octet, Compassionate Dictatorship, Fringe Magnetic, the London Jazz Orchestra, Neil Yates’ N-Circle Jazz Orchestra, Solstice, Andy Sheppard, NYJO, the Creative Jazz Orchestra, country legend Lee Hazlewood, the Cuban group ‘Orquesta Timbala’ and the Dave Manington Septet.

But it is Freestone’s new trio that has been gaining the most attention for her as of late. Comprised of long-time musical associates in uber-creative drummer Tim Giles and the highly original bassist Dave Manington, Freestone has been developing her own repertoire which explores the openness that the saxophone trio allows while taking inspiration from some of the non-chordal sax led trios of the moment.

Freestone’s performance and session highlights to date include: The Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the National Theatre, The 606 Club, The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Glastonbury Festival, the ‘Big Chill’, Skein Jazz (Norway) and the London, Cork, Jersey, Cheltenham, Brecon, Manchester, Elb (Germany), Haskovo (Bulagaria) and North Sea (Holland) Jazz Festivals, plus tours of the UK, Portugal, Germany, Holland and Bulgaria. She has also recorded with Melanie Blatt and DJ Levan J with releases for De Wolfe Music, SFP (USA), Soul Star (Germany), Cool Sound Music (Spain), United (NL) and VI music (Puerto Rico).

As an educator she has performed workshops for the Welsh College of Music, Kingston University and Truro College, while lecturing at Middlesex University and Leeds College of Music.

Tori Freestone is a British saxophonist, flautist and violinist who performs at the forefront of the UK improvised music scene as both a sidewomen and highly regarded bandleader.

Freestone is known for her robust tenor sound, melodic invention as well as an ability to amalgamate into a variety of styles and musical contexts while maintaining her highly personal and distinct voice. As a composer Freestone's writing balances wit with playfulness while exploring new ways to blur the lines between the written and improvised.

Freestone's playing is featured in a number of the UK’s most exciting contemporary bands such as The Ivo Neame Qui...

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Past Gigs Tori Freestone Trio

  • 11 | 2014 The Servant Jazz Quarters, London Tori Freestone Trio @ the EFG London Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 The Purcell Rooms, South Bank Centre, London EFG London Jazz Festival, Tori Freestone Trio supporting Henri Texier and the Hope Quartet
  • 11 | 2014 E17 Jazz Club, London Solstice @ The EFG London Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 The Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London The E17 Large Ensemble @ The EFG London Jazz Festival
  • 09 | 2014 'Jazz Under the Stars' Lanzarote, Spain Ivo Neame Quartet
  • 09 | 2014 The Vortex Jazz Club, London The London Jazz Orchestra
  • 09 | 2014 606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London Tori Freestone Trio
  • 08 | 2014 The Purcell School, London Issie Barratt's Meinrad Iten Project
  • 08 | 2014 The Jazz Nursery @ The Golden Hinde, London Tori Freestone Trio
  • 07 | 2014 Milestones Jazz Club, Lowestoft, Uk The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 07 | 2014 The 606 Jazz Club, London The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 07 | 2014 The Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 07 | 2014 The Barbican, London The E17 Large Ensemble
  • 07 | 2014 The Sound Cellar, Poole, Dorset, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 07 | 2014 Restormel Arts, Cornwall, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 07 | 2014 St Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 06 | 2014 The Ents Shed, Bedford, UK Solstice
  • 05 | 2014 E17 Jazz Club, London Compassionate Dictatorship
  • 05 | 2014 La Laguna Jazz Festival, Spain The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 05 | 2014 kings Place, London The E17 Large Ensemble performing a commission by Hans Koller
  • 05 | 2014 The Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 04 | 2014 Kings Place, London The Ivo Neame Quintet, Live recording
  • 04 | 2014 Ashburton Jazz Club, Cornwall The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 The Sound Cellar, Poole, Dorset The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 Baker Street, Swindon, Uk The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 The Binhuis, Amsterdam, UK The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 The Forge Arts Centre, London The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 04 | 2014 The Les Car Jazz Club, Sheffield, UK Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 04 | 2014 The Shaftesbury, London Compassionate Dictatorship
  • 04 | 2014 Symphony Hall, Birmingham The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 03 | 2014 Sherborne Jazz Club, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 The Bebop Club, Bristol, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Leeds International Jazz Conference, The Venue, Leeds, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Splinter Jazz, Newcastle, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 The Bonington Theatre, Nottingham, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 Dempseys Jazz Club, Cardiff, Uk The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 03 | 2014 The Vortex, London, UK Rory Simmons' Fringe Magnetic album launch
  • 03 | 2014 The Verdict, Brighton, UK The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 03 | 2014 The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, UK The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 03 | 2014 Bedales Theatre, Sussex, UK The Ivo Neame Quintet
  • 03 | 2014 The Union Chapel, London, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 02 | 2014 The Vortex, London The London Jazz Orchestra
  • 02 | 2014 The South East Collective, London, UK The Tori Freestone Trio
  • 02 | 2014 Birmingham Jazz, Birmingham, UK The Tori Freestone Trio

Discography Tori Freestone Trio

  • 2013 In the Chop House Album | Whirlwind Recordings

Media

  • Video 'In the Chophouse' by Tori ...
  • Video Tori Freestone | 'In the Ch...
  • Sound 02 The Universal 4 excerpt
  • Sound 03 Lonesome George exerpt
  • Sound 04 Both Sides Now excerpt
  • Sound 05 But Not For Me excerpt
  • Sound 06 Mrs PC excerpt
  • Sound 07 My Lagan Love - In The C...
  • Sound 08 Pottering Around excerpt
  • Sound Bubble and Squeak excerpt

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Tim Giles Drums
  • Dave Manington Bass player

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