Chris Biscoe

England. Alto/soprano saxophone & clarinets

Self taught, Chris worked with Red Brass from 1975-79. He joined the composer/band leader Mike Westbrook in 1979 and played in many of his projects. As well as performing with Grand Union he has toured and recorded with numerous artists such as George Russell, Andy Sheppard, Chris McGregor, Didier Levallet, Hermeto Pascoal, Dewey Redman, Kenny Wheeler and the New York Composers Orchestra co-led by Wayne Horvitz and Marty Erlich. In 1988, he formed ‘Full Monte’ in collaboration with Brian Godding, Marcio Mattos and Tony Marsh. He later performed alongside Harry Beckett in the Orchestre National de Jazz for three years.Recently he has performed and recorded with Liam Noble, Ben Davis and Loz Speyer, and collaborated with Fire Collective members Ingrid Laubrock and Seb Rochford. The Chris Biscoe Quartet featuring Tony Kofi released its first CD (Gone in the Air - The Music of Eric Dolphy) in 2008 and has a growing reputation. Chris recently celebrated 25 years of performances with Grand Union.

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Huge success of Song of Contagion!

Fantastic audience responses to the recent shows Wilton's Music Hall

New BBC interview

Director Tony Haynes talks to Jimoke Fashola about this week's premiere of Song of Contagion. Skip to 02.52.04 to listen.

Song of Contagion promo video released

Featuring a taste of the music you will hear in our spectacular new show and interviews from the musicians involved

Booking opens for Song of Contagion!

Wilton's Music Hall, June 13th to 17th: tickets now on sale for our spectacular new show

Dates announced for 2017 Summer School

Our fourth annual Summer School runs from July 31st to August 3rd, Goldsmiths College, South London.

Exciting plans unveiled for 2017!

GUO's programme for the new year includes a brand new show at Wilton's Music Hall and a return to Portugal.

Remembering Cable Street

Video of The Beast is Back by Tony Haynes, recorded at the GUO commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in October

High praise for GUO music education project

Read about Music Untamed at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, supported by the Mayor's Music Fund

Band Off The Wall

Inspired by the Peace Mural at Dalston Junction, Grand Union has launched a new street band for Hackney

GUO tracks are now available online...

Grand Union CDs and individual numbers can now be streamed from Spotify or bought from iTunes

Full-length DVD of Undream'd Shores

A DVD of the acclaimed Hackney Empire production is now available from the GUO online shop.

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