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