Trish Clowes attend the Royal Academy of Music where she studied jazz with Iain Ballamy and Pete Churchill. After finishing at the Academy she continued to be mentored by Iain Ballamy as well as taking lessons with the composer Hans Koller.
In 2008 she won a Development Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and she is BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Jazz Artist 2012-14 - the first woman to be given the role.
The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut is the musical fable of a little fox that, after naughtily littering Blythe Hill Fields, makes amends by helping a little Parakeet to learn to fly, and then the two of them tidy the park. The wise old Chestnut tree provides wisdom and guidance throughout their tale. I wanted to dedicate this new work to Blythe Hill Fields because it is my place of solace, a short walk from my south-east London home. Trish Clowes
The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut was performed by the Trish Clowes Quintet, BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Clark Rendell on Tuesday 18th November 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in Live in Concert. It was commissioned by the BBC.