Dee Byrne

Dee Byrne alto sax

Biography
Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London. An active figure in the UK creative scene and beyond, Dee is involved in various original jazz and improvising ensembles. Her own quintet ENTROPI released its second album ‘Moment Frozen’ in September 2017 on Whirlwind Recordings to critical acclaim ('Intense, muscular jazz voyage.' ★★★★ The Guardian). The quintet recently completed a successful ten-date UK tour in Autumn 2017. Highlights included an album launch at the prestigious Kings Place in London and performances at EFG London Jazz Festival (Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho) and Cambridge Jazz Festival. Dee was featured in the 'Taking Off' section in the December/January edition of Jazzwise magazine.

Dee also co-runs LUME, a small artist-run organisation with a focus on the creation of new original/improvised music. Activities have included a double-bill tour in 2015, a monthly residency at The Vortex, two festivals and a most recently a performance at EFG London Jazz Festival. LUME’s offshoot record label Luminous releases projects by co-founders Dee and Cath Roberts.

Awards
2016 PRSF Women Make Music Artist

Discography
(selection)
2017 Entropi – Moment Frozen
2017 Favourite Animals
2016 Deemer – Live At The Vortex
2015 Saxoctopus
2015 Entropi – New Era
2015 Deemer - Interference Patterns
2013 Soul Immigrants – The Hustle Is On
2011 Xantoné Blacq – Revelation

Concerts
(selection)
2018 Jazzhead Bremen (DE) - Beats n Pieces BigBand
2018 Mexico Tour (MEX) - Amy Lives
2017 LUME Festival, London (UK) - Entropi
2016 Essencies Festival (SP) - Amy Lives
2016 Anseo, Dublin (IRE) - Betapus
2016 Lancaster Jazz Festival (UK) - Entropi
2016 Savoy Theatre, Helsinki (FIN) Amy Lives
2015 Vortex, London (UK) - Deemer
2014 Pizza Express Jazz Club, London (UK) - Entropi
2013 UCL Theatre, London (UK) - Deemer
2012 Ealing Jazz Festival (UK)– Xan Blacq

Website
www.deebyrnemusic.com