Issie Barratt

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Born: November 29, 1964    Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Issie Barratt, founder of Fuzzy Moon Music and Fuzzy Moon Records, is an internationally active composer, conductor, arranger, baritone player and educator who has been awarded commissions by the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bohuslän Big Band, The PRS Foundation for New Music, Delta Sax Quartet, 4th Dimension String Quartet, Voice of the North, North Chesire Wind Orchestra, Vortex Foundation Big Band, Swiss Gemeinderat of Unterägeri, Trinity College of Music’s Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, Centre for Jazz Studies UK and Youth Music with performances often featuring artists such as Anders Bergcrantz, Tim Garland, Mark Lockheart, Joe Locke, Dennis Rollins, Carl Rütti...
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“A great, great composer, who writes beautiful, beautiful music” (Julian Joseph Jazz Pianist and BBC presenter)

“Her amazing breadth of skills are just what the music world needs” (Mike Gibbs: Composer and arranger)

“Exciting and beautiful music: written with great knowledge and depth” (Anders Bergcrantz)

“Distinctive and memorable” (Leicester Mercury)

“Issie’s conducting gives the music a whole new lease of life and meaning.” (Göran Levin Manager of the Bohuslän Big Band)

“The eccentric element came from Issie Barratt” (John Fordham, The Guardian)

“… often providing a welcome Mingus-like mayhem” (James Griffiths, The Guardian)

“Combines the warmth of an embrace with the full zest of a lemon!” (Issie Barratt)

As Musical Director and Composer: Astral Pleasures. Fuzzy Moon Records. 2008. TRACKS: Eva Naim, Mega Supreme; Astral Pleasures; Hold Down The Moon; Brayards Road; Dublin Soundscape; Oodley Groove (the shorter). PERFORMERS: Flutes: Rowland Sutherland. Saxes and clarinets: Pete Whyman, Mark Lockheart, James Allsopp, Mick Foster and Rob Townsend. Trumpets + Flugels: Sid Gould, Steve Waterman, Anders Bergcrantz and Mark Armstrong French Horn: Jim Rattigan. Trombone and Euphonium: Jeremy Price. Trombone: Mark Bassey Bass Trombone: Pete North. Piano: Liam Noble. Guitar: Mike Outram. Electric and Acoustic Bass: Dudley Phillips. Drums: Simon Pearson. Vibes: Rob Millett. Harp: Fiona Clifton-Welker. Percussion: Chris Wells. Producer: Mike Gibbs As One of Several Composers: "Strange Fruit" arrangement on Bohuslän Big Band's CD "Letter to Billie": Vara Konserthus label: 2008. "Somehow with the passage of time" on Delta Sax Quartet's CD "Dedicated to you but your weren't listening" Moonjune records: 2007. "Showtime" on Vortex Foundation Big Band's CD "Charybdis" Babel Label: 2003.

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Ex Head of Jazz at Trinity College of Music, London: Currently Jazz Fellow at Trinity College of Music, London, Composition professor for one to one students at Trinity, Leeds College of Music, Royal Academy of Music. Chief Executive of the National Youth Jazz Collective.

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Large ensemble skills: As performer, musical director and composer.

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