B i o g r a p h y
Saxophonist Liam Byrne from North Wales studied at Leeds College of Music winning several awards, including the Dave Cooper Memorial Prize for Jazz Saxophone and the 'Spud Murphy' Saxophone Prize. He has performed alongside leading British jazz musicians including Alan Barnes, Digby Fairweather, Bruce Adams and Roy Williams. He also co-leads a band with trumpeter Jamie Brownfield which regularly performs across the country at jazz clubs and festivals. Liam has a growing reputation as a torchbearer of the jazz tenor saxophone tradition, with a warm sound and understated aproach inspired by the likes of Lester Young and Ben Webster.
"...Liam's playing was just as impressive as his choice of tunes: he has a big sound, a lovely even tone through all registers, fine ideas, and he swings. There aren't many British tenor-saxists in the same league,"
Kendal Jazz Club (2017)