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Nominated and shortlisted for Parliamentary Jazz Award Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year 2017 and The Arts Foundation Award for Jazz Composition 2017


I really dig her; she’s so organic... She sounds very relaxed, but she’s got a real burn to her playing on the tenor saxophone.... my ears never get tired",

Ingrid Jensen' 'Artist Choice' Article Jazz Times"

“A flute and reeds player of nicely sinuous melodic invention.”  -

The Telegraph

"Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound"-

The Guardian

“The versatile tenorist/flautist, her sound pure toned yet incisive in the upper register in the manner of US master Mark Turner.” -

The Evening Standard

“The excellent saxophonist Tori Freestone makes for a very impressive listen. Robust tenor work.”

Jazzwise magazine

“A pleasingly circumspect but powerful and cogent saxophonist.” -

Vortex Jazz Review

“Tori Freestone has a warm and open tone, her playing is melodic and innovative, exploring the full range of the saxophone.” 

- All About Jazz

"Freestone's tenor solos are models of contemporary jazz styling."

Jazz Journal

More press quotes here


'El Barranco' released on Whirlwind recordings July 2016.  Listen to excerpts here and check out trio dates

Europe Jazz Network’s Jazz Media chart top pick

"a formidable improvisers' showcase of reflectiveness and fierce intensity" John Fordham, The Guardian 4* review

Buy and read reviews here

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Debut album In the Chop House available here

All About Jazz top 10 albums of 2014