He has been commissioned by the Manchester Jazz Festival to create an hour-long suite of music for the 2014 festival. His “Article 11″ project is an 11-piece ensemble and features improvisation at it’s core, aiming to draw the personalities of the musicians into the final outcome. Also ongoing is a set of saxophone quartet music, and a duo with baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts called Ripsaw Catfish.
Improvisation is at the core of everything he does and in 2007 he formed free-improvisation organisation The Noise Upstairs. Initially a meeting place and jam session for improvisers, it has grown to include events in Manchester and Sheffield, regular workshops on a range of subjects and a small record label.
He co-runs Efpi Records, a contemporary jazz record label, who also run regular gigs in Manchester and have links across Scandinavia.