Rachel is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK.
Rachel is one of six composer/improvisers picked to work on the Sound and Music Portfolio improvisation residency in Cornwall in 2014 with Steve Beresford.
She is involved with a variety of improvisation-based projects, one of which, a trio featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders has just released an album on Babel Label. Rachel is also working on a trio project with Danish saxophonist Julie Kjaer and cellist Hannah Marshall, and a duo with bassist Olie Brice. She is a member of clarinetist Alex Ward’s new quintet, Atmospheric Disturbance, a large improvising free jazz band led by Eddie Prevost, and Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music (with Chris Biscoe, Olie Brice and Simon Roth).
She has also written for and recorded with her own band, Skein, which released a highly acclaimed album on F-IRE Records at the end of 2010. She was picked by BBC Jazz on Three to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival last year, and in the same year was nominated for a London Jazz Award. She has performed with Alcyona Mick, Han Bennink, Liam Noble, Gail Brand, Eddie Prevost, Olie Brice, Federico Ughi, Mary Halvorson, John Russell, Adam Linson, Sebastian Rochford, among many others.