Rory is a London-based saxophonist pianist & music producer with a background in jazz and improvised music.
Raised in Stroud, south west England, Rory was brought up on a diet of Celtic folk musical theatre and jazz. He wrote his first songs aged seven, took up the piano aged nine, alto saxophone aged eleven, clarinet aged sixteen, tenor & soprano saxophone aged sixteen and flute aged eighteen.
Rory studied saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Rob Buckland, Andy Scott, Mike Hall and Julian Arguelles as the second recipient of the Martyn Edwards Scholarship for Jazz. During this time, Rory performed with the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band, appearing with Chris Potter, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Johnny Dankworth, and attending masterclasses with Andy Sheppard and Bob Mintzer.
After graduating with distinction in 2009, Rory has enjoyed a busy career performing and recording with his own bands including Diáspora (www.diasporamusic.co.uk) and freelancing with various projects, appearing at events (private & corporate) festivals and venues throughout the UK.