Lara Jones is an award winning saxophonist, composer and producer based in London. She is Jerwood Arts Jazz Encounter Fellow 2020-2022 and recipient of Help Musician’s UK’s Peter Whittingham Jazz Award 2021. She is also alumni of Manchester Jazz Festival’s talent development programme’s ‘hothouse’ and ‘level up’. Having recently released her second album Flow and featured a groundbreaking guest mix on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 Music show, Lara is on the cutting edge of experimental music, both in and out of jazz. She is a member of avant garde trio J Frisco. Lara contrasts high energy pulsating electronics with mediative dream-like soundscapes with solo saxophone & software Abelton; using live processing and field recordings to build structures and stories in her work. Her work has been featured on BBC 6 music, BBC Radio 3 Freeness and in Jazzwise Magazine. Performance highlights include Vortex Jazz Club, London Jazz Festival Kings Place, 'Jazz in the Round', Cafe Oto and Servant Jazz Quarters. She has supported artists including Courtney Pine, Novelist, Roller Trio, Portico Quartet, Laura Jurd and Elliot Galvin. She’s collaborated with Archipelago, Shiva Feshareki, Seb Rochford, DJ Shlomo, Cleveland Watkis and performed around Europe at events including Sofar Sounds, London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Tubax International Festival Munich and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Her compositional activity has led to participation in projects Postcards from Eyemouth (Dr. Jacob Thompson-Bell and Dr. Nick Katuszonek) and Peninsular Arts ‘Music of Motions and Presence’ (Dr. Federico Visi and Marco Frattini). She worked on a commission for theatre company ‘Riptide’ in which she composed and recorded the music for an immersive app experience available on the apple app store ‘Sonder’ and recently composed the music for Kahlo Theatre’s new theatre production ‘The Other Side’.
Lara has recently released her brand new EP ‘Flow’ which has been championed on 6music and has recently completed a solo tour of her new material.
"the power and the fluidity of movement from technology to playing, absolutely spellbinding - Corey Mwamba, Freeness Radio 3
"...utterly brilliant and beautiful.” Barney Stevenson, Marsden Jazz Festival