Internationally active composer, arranger, conductor, baritone player, record producer and educator who has performed at a majority of leading venues in northern Europe, south east India, central America and the east-coast of Canada.

LATEST PROJECT: INTERCHANGE: comprising a diverse cohort of the UK’s most innovative, award-winning jazz composers & improvisers including Yazz Ahmed, Issie Barratt, Brigitte Beraha, Maddie Dowdeswell, Tori Freestone, Nikki Iles, Carol Jarvis, Helena Kay, Cassie Kinoshi, Katie Patterson, Charlie Pyne, Amy Roberts, Shirley Smart, Karen Street & Natasha Witts

COMMISSIONS include Philharmonia Orchestra & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Bohuslän Big Band, Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Voice of the North, Delta Sax Quartet, 4th Dimension, Vortex Foundation Big Band, CUK Big Band, NYCGB, SAMYO Women of the World Orchestra & INTERCHANGE with her music often featuring international acclaimed soloists ( Anders Bergcranz, Gary Burton, Carol Jarvis, Joe Locke, Mark Lockheart, Rowland Sutherland, Steve Waterman, Annie Whitehead) and programmed along side fellow Fuzzy Moon composers – Mike Gibbs, John Warren, Mark Lockheart, Mark Donlon & Geoff Eales.

Festivals and conferences include:
Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Rising Star series 2001
Leeds International Jazz Conferences 2002-2007
International Association of Jazz Educators conference (Toronto) 2008
Copenhagen & Montreux Jazz Festivals 2010
International Real-time Music Symposium (Oslo) 2011
WOW Festival 2015, 2016, 2017
Scarborough & London Jazz Festival 2017
Gateshead Jazz Festival 2018

RECORDINGS:
“Dedicated to you but you weren’t listening” Delta Sax Quartet
“Letter to Billie” Bohuslän Big Band
“Charybdis” Vortex Foundation Big Band
“Astral Pleasures” Own 21-piece jazz orchestra
“The Meinrad Iten Suite”The Meinrad Iten quartet (flute clarinets baritone sax and piano)

2011 nominated for the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Awards for Artists

Founding director of Fuzzy Moon Records, Board Director & Chair of the Jazz Executive at British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors & Jazz Heritage Wales.

AWARD WINNING EDUCATOR
Established Jazz Faculty at TrinityLaban in 1999 & the National Youth Jazz Collective in 2007 (President Dave Holland) & external examiner Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

2014 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Jazz Education
2017 Music Teachers Award for Excellence: Best New Initiative.

Much sought after composition teacher to undergraduate & post-graduate conservatoire & university students, who regularly win young professionals’ awards & prizes (Peter Whittingham, BASCA’s new BCA For Jazz Composition, & Parliamentary Jazz Awards for best Instrumentalist, ensemble & Album)

One of five key tutors for the Sound & Music Summer School for Young Composers; adjudicator for Music for Youth’s National Festival of Music, Yamaha’s Jazz Experience, Watermill Jazz Young Composers Award & the Barbican/Lincoln Centre Essentially Ellington initiative

“A very fine contemporary Jazz Composer” Sir Karl Jenkins
“Highly original writing, not lending itself to helpful comparisons” Jazz Uk
“A great, great composer, who writes beautiful, beautiful music” Julian Joseph: Pianist
“A remarkable composer, conductor, arranger & baritone sax player” Mo-Jo Magazine
“A proper, grown-up jazz composer, like Maria Schneider, Gary McFarland or Mike Gibbs” The Guardian
“Her amazing breadth of skills are JUST what the music world needs” Mike Gibbs – Composer/arranger
“Exciting & beautiful music: written with great knowledge & depth.” Anders Bergcrantz: Trumpeter
“Well-regarded by many as being a gifted leader, composer & arranger of large ensembles” Jazzwise
“Without doubt one of the most outstanding writers in the jazz field & beyond” Bebop Spoke Here
” Her conducting gives music a whole new meaning: a whole new lease of life” Bohuslän Big Band
“The orchestration is simply breathtaking & the soloists fill out the picture beautifully” Observer
“ Barratt has complete mastery of the orchestra, & hits all her targets” The Guardian
“Highly original writing, not lending itself to helpful comparisons” Jazz Uk
“ Pushing at the boundaries of conventional big band music” The List
“Fresh writing and commanding conducting skills” The Observer
“Such beautiful music.” Steve Swallow – Bass player/composer
“ It’s powerful stuff.” The Independent
“A passionate advocate for nurturing creativity”  Helen Wallace Kings Place
“An inspirational jazz educator” Selwyn Harris Jazzwise Magazine

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