The jazz quartet, formed in November 2008 whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, drew upon a wide range of influences from swing and bebop to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz to Motown, soul and funk, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and live, dynamic interaction.
Rory first discovered Latin jazz through the recordings of Cuban saxophonist / clarinettist Paquito D'Rivera, who has remained one of his strongest influences, alongside David Sanchez, Ed Calle, Gato Barbieri, Stan Getz and Jan Garbarek. The jazz quartet delved deep into the rich treasure trove of the Great American Songbook, interpreting and reinventing wide range of jazz standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hart, among others.
The jazz project came as a quartet as standard, but it also broke down into trio, duo and solo lineups.
Nowadays, Rory plays solo, but supporting musicians may be booked separately by the client, to appear alongside. Please enquire for more details.