Dee Byrne

Profile

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser based in London.  Active within various original jazz and improvising ensembles, she has established herself as a unique voice on the UK creative scene and beyond.

Byrne can be effortlessly lyrical…edgy unpredictability in her delivery which frequently bursts into exciting, raucous alto outpouring​s.” ​

Adrian Pallant (LondonJazz News)

Dee’s primary creative vehicle is her contemporary jazz quintet Entropi. Playing her original compositions, the band’s first album New Era was released on the F-IRE Presents label in 2015.

Joined by an excellent bunch of musicians: Andre Canniere (trumpet) Rebecca Nash (keys), Olie Brice (bass) and Matt Fisher (drums), the ensemble has achieved a striking empathy and freedom to take risks.

Other projects include improvising electronics duo Deemer (with Dutch sound artist Merijn Royaards) and Word of Moth – a collaborative quartet with Cath Roberts and rhythm power houses Johnny Hunter and Seth Bennett.

Since 2013, Dee has also been running LUME with Cath Roberts. LUME is a small artist-run organisation with a focus on the creation of new original/improvised music. After a successful one-day festival in June 2016, LUME Festival 2017 is back as a two-dayer on 24/25th June packed with innovative and exciting bands from UK and Europe.

Dee is a PRSF Women Make Music artist– awarded in 2016 for the recording & release of Entropi’s second album.