Can you tell us about your new album?

My new album is called Nature is a Mother and is due for release on 5th April. It’s an exploration of where my life is at right now, as a woman, a mother and a musician. There are British Jazz roots, but elements of Latin American, folk and classical music shine through. Nature Is A Mother is the second recording I’ve made with Luke, Liam and Katie and it has been a joy creating spaces for these brilliant musicians to stretch out and do their thing.

What other projects are you currently involved with?

There’s an album in the production stages with the Ilario Ferrari Trio, as well as Karen Street’s ‘L’Esprit du Jazz’, Ineza and the Alex Webb Trio’s ‘Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories’ and the Filomena Campus Quartet. I also have a European tour coming up with NYC band ‘The Queen’s Cartoonists’.

What are you currently listening to and what was the last CD or download you bought?

I’ve been listening to ‘Tradiciones’ by Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra on repeat, it’s lush and hypnotic… but the last thing I downloaded was an Octonauts audiobook (toddler-mum life!)

What is your all-time favourite album and why?

There are so many from different parts of my life! From my childhood: The Real Tania Maria: Wild! It has so much energy, and groove. When I was studying War Orphans by Bobo Stenson really switched me on to the world of ECM and a whole different approach to harmony, and Anders Jormin’s bass playing on it is gorgeous.

Who has caught your attention recently that we should be listening out for?

There’s so much great new music out there! Rosie Frater-Taylor’s new album ‘Featherweight’ is great, Joy Ellis has a couple of lovely new releases out, and Jay Darwish has released some beautiful new music recently.