Issie Barratt is a multi-award winning jazz composer, arranger and baritone player. Ranked by BBC Radio 4 as one of the most influential women in the music industry, she’s known for her genre-fluid approach & diverse catalogue of collaborative work.
Issie founded INTERCHANGE (‘into-change’) to champion some of the UK’s award-winning women improvisers & composers. All members of the band share a keenness to be bold & adventurous with their musical ideas, pushing the composed & the improvised to the max.
INTERCHANGE will be launching their first album at Watermill Jazz tonight, playing new music composed by some of the leading women in jazz including Nikki Iles, Cassie Kinoshi and Karen Street.
Issie Barratt – baritone sax, Jessica Radcliffe –voice, tbc – trumpet, Helena Kay - alto sax & clarinet, Alyson Cawley - soprano & tenor sax/ flute/clarinet, Rosie Turton – trombone, Shirley Smart – cello, Zoe Rahman – piano, Charlie Pyne - bass & vocals, Katie Patterson - drums & percussion