London-based multi-instrumentalist with a focus on saxophone, clarinet and flute, as well as a prolific composer, orchestrator and conductor. Has been awarded the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year, 2015 London Music Award for ‘Rising Jazz Star’, 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of the Year and the 2013 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. In 2010 he was also a finalist in the European Keep an Eye Jazz Award as the only British representative in the final five and in 2017 he is competing in the final of the B-Jazz International Contest.
He was educated at the internationally renowned Chetham’s School of Music before being awarded a first class undergraduate degree and the George Murphy Prize for Saxophone at Leeds College of Music (2008-2011). He then went on to receive the Arches Scholarship to complete his study at postgraduate level at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (2011-2012). Meadows also honed his craft through his role as lead alto in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 2011-2014.