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Debut OMJO gig at a sold out Symphony Hall stage (Birmingham) February 2022
A 21 -piece contemporary jazz orchestra directed & organised by award-winning composer Olivia Murphy, playing all original compositions and arrangements while shining a light on some of the most exciting young improvisers in London and Birmingham.
Read more about Olivia here
Awarded the Help Musicians Peter Whittingham Development Award 2021
"Olivia is a very creative composer whose music is wide-ranging yet always personal...each new project will have a fresh edge and I look forward to hearing her future work" Django Bates
Debut Jazz Orchestra EP out NOW
Watch live videos here
"I was most impressed by the performance of the Olivia Murphy Jazz Orchestra at Symphony Hall. It was the quality of Olivia Murphy's compositions for the band that was the most impressive, followed by the standard of musicianship in the band she had put together" Tony Dudley-Evans, B:Music
Olivia Murphy won the Help Musicians' Peter Whittingham Award to establish a jazz orchestra under her own name. The award allowed their debut performance at Birmingham's Symphony Hall to be recorded & filmed.
"Forming the Olivia Murphy Jazz Orchestra is not just about having a large ensemble under my own name and playing my compositions - it is also about having a big band that resembles the new generation of jazz musicians & is a positive and true representation of the younger UK jazz scene." Olivia Murphy
"Somewhere, Not So Far Away" is the debut EP of the Olivia Murphy Jazz Orchestra, featuring four recordings from the performance at Symphony Hall and is available now
EP/ Press photography by Ellie Koepke
Live photography by Gareth Howell
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