Happy New Year! 2017 should prove to be a good year with lots of new and exciting projects on the horizon. Tori's trio have some more UK dates early in the year and tours/festivals in Germany in Feb and October. Stay tuned for more info on that. The duo with pianist Alcyona Mick will be playing at the 'Bodega El Grifo' in Lanzarote on 13 Jan (see poster above for more details) and the sextet 'Solstice' that Tori co leads alongside vocalist Brigitte Beraha and pianist John Turville have a 20 date tour of the UK in the spring. Tori will also feature in the Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra with a tour in March with dates all over the UK including Ronnie Scotts.
All this is going to give Tori plenty of opportunities to experiment with new compositions in various settings and Tori is delighted to announce that she has been shortlisted for an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Jazz Composition. There will be an awards ceremony in January when the finalist will be announced, and Tori is in great company alongside guitarist Chris Montague, vocalist Laura Kinsella and multi instrumentalist Percy Pursglove. More info here -http://www.artsfoundation.co.uk/winners-and-shortlist/2017
Stay tuned for more 2017 news soon!