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Flautist Rowland Sutherland enjoys an international career in many different fields of music. He regularly performs and guests in jazz groups, improvised music groups, new music ensembles, various non-Western groups, symphony orchestras and as a soloist. 
Many of Rowland’s solo contemporary flute performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio. He has composed and arranged music for bands, large ensembles and the BBC. He made his BBC Proms debut as a soloist during the 2006 season performing  music by Steve Reich, for his 70th birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall led by percussion soloist Colin Currie. 
Jazz and World Music artists Rowland has performed with include such notable artists as Frank Wess, David Murray, Flora Purim, Henry Threadgil, Carla Bley, Manu Dibango, Airto, Evan Parker, Orphy Robinson, Courtney Pine, Issie Barratt, Jean Toussaint, Mark Lockheart, Alec Dankworth, Zoe Rahman, King Sunny Ade, Olodum, Nitin Sawhney and Rebirth Brass Band.
As an arranger Rowland Sutherland presented his jazz interpretation of Pentangle’s 1969 iconic album Basket of Light  at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the album’ release. 
Rowland’s composition Enlightenment (Inspired by A Love Supreme by John Coltrane) received much acclaim by the press and media and featured at James Lavelle’s Meltdown Festival 2014 at the QEH to sell out audiences. It featured on Jez Nelson’s Jazz on 3, BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Coltrane’s iconic album, A Love Supreme.
As bandleader, Rowland’s Brazilian influenced jazz band Mistura, has an album out called “Coast to Coast.” 
Rowland Sutherland’s London Art Collective focuses on spatial, cosmic and spiritual jazz. Drawing influence from the works of Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane and Joe Henderson. 
Led by Rowland Sutherland and Jackie Walduck, Ethereal World is both a music club night and an ensemble that features a number of notable soloists in cross-cultural jazz, free improvisation, experimental and contemporary classical music.
Rowland has recorded for a diverse range of pop artists such as Incognito, George Benson, Joss Stone, Us3, Fightstar, Keziah Jones, Guillemots, Omar, William Orbit, Marc Almond and MC Solaar.
“…a gifted flute player… Sutherland shines throughout…” 
John L Walters – THE GUARDIAN

“One of the UK’s finest flautists – whether jazz or classical – Rowland Sutherland.”
Paul Bradshaw – STRAIGHT NO CHASER

“There were especially sterling contributions from the flautist Rowland Sutherland.”
Keith Potter – THE INDEPENDANT
“…improviser of real character” 
John Fordham – THE GUARDIAN
“…Sutherland…gutsy improvisations…” 
Kevin Le Gendre – JAZZWISE
“…enriched by Rowland Sutherland’s lovely flute sound…” 
John Fordham – THE GUARDIAN
“…the excellent soloist…Rowland Sutherland…” 
Geoff Brown – THE TIMES
“flautist Rowland Sutherland… especially impressive”
Nick Jones – THE LEICESTER MERCURY
“…which includes the brilliant flautist Rowland Sutherland” 
Ben Watson – THE WIRE
“Peerless flautist Rowland Sutherland.”
John L. Walters – THE GUARDIAN
“…a flautist with one of the nicest sounds in the business…”
Time Out
Zoe Rahman Quintet at Brecon Jazz Festival 2013: “flautist Rowland Sutherland proved a tremendous asset to the line-up; not only in terms of enriching the ensemble sound but through the sheer liquid creativity of his solos.”
Steph Power – Wales Arts Review
Rowland Sutherland’s composition “Enlightenment.” Sacred Music, Sacred Spaces concert, “a re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme,” at The Chapel, Kings College London, 2012: “Flautist Rowland Sutherland’s inspired vision. Sutherland’s newly composed parts merged seamlessly with Coltrane’s four part work, introducing contemporary soundscapes and ascending lines that gave the flute, sax and bass clarinet top lines ample space to articulate the themes and develop soaring harmonies from this remarkable sound palette, proving just how missed Williamson and Sutherland have been from the contemporary scene. … the audience rapidly found themselves in the presence of a very special, deeply spiritual performance.”
Jon Newey – Jazzwise Magazine
Rowland Sutherland’s composition “Enlightenment.” Sacred Music, Sacred Spaces concert, “a re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme,” at The Chapel, Kings College London, 2012: “there have been surprisingly few attempts to really explore and experiment with Coltrane’s inspired vision in its totality… Tonight’s performance is to be one of the first to really attempt that. And as the first powerful wave of the full ensemble rises up to disturb the calm of this most peaceful setting, the respect for Coltrane’s original work is clearly matched by the same kind of inquisitive search he pursued. … newly composed parts from Sutherland combine with the original themes to stunning effect.”
Andy Thomas – The Quietus

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