Jamie is a professional Saxophonist, Composer and Band-leader based in Manchester. After a musical upbringing in Hertfordshire he went on to receive a BMus from Newcastle University, having studied in the Netherlands at Utrechts Conservatorium. He then attained an MMus from the Royal Northern College
of Music in Manchester.
Jamie regularly performs with, writes for, and tours with his own groups and first became involved with OMF during the COVID lockdowns, collaborating on the app ‘AgbekoCreate’. He runs 11-piece afrofunk outfit Agbeko, is 33.33% of jazz-chaos trio Taupe, one seventh of 1920’s jazz ensemble The Easy Rollers and various proportions of many other projects. His performing career has taken him from basements in Prague and warehouses in Milan to the Royal Albert Hall and the Southbank Centre in London.
When not blowing down various tubes for a living, Jamie can occasionally be seen in the wild with an electric guitar. His music has been played on BBC Radio 3 (Freeness, Late Junction), BBC Radio 6 (Freak Zone) and Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, amongst others.
Jamie’s spare time is largely dictated to him by the whims of his rescue cat Freyja, although he is also slowly trying to increase the range of his bike rides.