2017 was a great year for Tori with shortlistings including the parliamentary jazz awards jazz instrumentalist of the year and the Arts Foundation Award for Jazz Composition as well as tours of the Uk and abroad with her own projects (the trio, duo and 'Solstice') as well as the many other projects she's involved with. Highlights ranged from performing with Hermeto Pascoal and the UK All Star Big Band to the trio performing at Leibnitz Jazz Festival, Austria recorded live on Austrian National Radio. You can listen here for the next few days
2018 should prove to be just as exciting with the debut album for the duo with pianist Alcyona Mick imminent on the 'Whirlwind Recording's' Label coinciding with a UK tour (involving lots of train travel as pictured above). The duo album also features the incredible vocalist Brigitte Beraha with whom Tori performs in the co lead sextet 'Solstice' who are also due to release an album this year. Other projects Tori is part of will be recording in 2018 too, and Tori will be busy touring with her trio and duo in Germany, Austria and Italy later in the year, plus continuing her work with the London Jazz Orchestra holding the tenor one chair.
More news on all this in the pipeline, so check in for more updates soon! Happy New Year!