Young tenor/soprano saxophonist and composer and winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. Debut album “Bloomer” released on Edition Record in August 2018 featuring Billy Marrows (guitar), Rupert Cox (keyboards), Flo Moore (bass) and Dave Storey (drums).
"A highly accomplished album, “Bloomer” signifies the emergence of a major new talent with Barford impressing both as a soloist and as a composer. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.