Saxophonist and composer Phil Meadows has arrived on the UK jazz scene with a bang; as an educator he is one of the musical directors for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy (NYJO) and has worked on projects with both Trinity Laban and Kent University. As a performer he has lead his own Phil Meadows Group and founded the Engines Orchestra receiving several music awards including the 2013 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award; 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of the Year, 2015 London Music Award for ‘Rising Jazz Star’ and 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year awards.
Recently Meadows’ original music has seen sell-out crowds at the EFG London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and record ticket sales at the Scarborough Jazz Festival and 2016 sees his work as a headline show at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Meadows has played alongside Tim Garland, Soweto Kinch and Jacqui Dankworth and has performed on many of Europe's most prestigious jazz stages including the Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Royal Albert Halls (BBC Proms) and the Barbican Centre. His latest album Lifecycles received rave reviews with his ensembles dubbed "a collection of rising stars on the British Jazz Scene" by BBC Jazz on 3 presenter Jez Nelson and "future jazz Gods on the rise" by TimeOut.