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Awen Ensemble are a Leeds based alternative folk jazz collective. Awen, meaning ‘poetic inspiration’ in Welsh, outlines the intention of their music to explore folkloric heritage, landscape and the human mind, inspiring audiences to reflect on and connect with these subjects. Playing both vocal led and instrumental work, the outfit take inspiration from modal tradition, spiritual jazz, and folk music found across the globe, creating compositions that are melodically focused and groove driven. Featuring spoken word, shimmering instrumentation and a Celtic mystique, Awen Ensemble bring a unique offering to the jazz table.

Amy Clark - vocals

Emyr Penry Dance - trumpet/flugel

Saul Duff - tenor saxophone

Samantha Binotti - vibrophone

Ruari Graham - guitar

Joe Wilkes - bass guitar

Eddie Bowes - drums

"They are definitely rising stars of the UK jazz scene."Lu

LUBI JOVANOVIC -LIVE MUSIC PROMOTER

Jazzland Sessions/Sunday Joint, DIG Family Favourites radio show

"A musical delight."

LYDIA LLOYD-HENRY, DJ ALETHA

NARR Radio, Jazz FM, Sable Radio