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Launching To The Surface at the London Jazz Festival 2015

Looking forward to presenting my collaboration with visual artist Tim Maguire. We’ve made a DVD featuring his video art and my solo piano improvisations. This is my first solo piano recording since 2002, and so I’m supposed to say what is ‘new’ and ‘different’ about this recording in comparison. Perhaps talk about how I’ve been Launching To The Surface at the London Jazz Festival 2015



Kakania. This is a song by Blend. Reference: Ian Curtis, Joy Division. By Lloyd Samuels/Dorian Ford. Arranged and produced by Dorian Ford, Lloyd Samuels, Christopher Morphitis. Engineered: Joe Leech at the premises. Lead vocal: Lloyd Samuels. Christopher Morphitis – guitar/vocals, Dorian Ford – bass/vocals. Arnaud Delafosse – drums. Additional vocals: Sophie Trott, Willemijn Ole.

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Highlights from Summer Festivals/Gigs

I’m in the process of putting together three albums, one of which will be from my quartet’s gigs in July this year. Here are some unmixed tunes Dorian Ford, piano, Fulvio Sigurtá (trumpet/flugelhorn), Steve Rose (double bass), Winston Clifford (drums)

Quartet, July 2014

St James Theatre gig

A picture from my Summer St James Theatre gig with the quartet. Pictured are Fulvio Sigurtá (trumpet), Steve Rose (double bass), Winston Clifford (drums) and me on piano.
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Manchester Jazz Festival 2014

Looking forward to playing at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival with my quartet.  This will be our first appearance at the festival.  I’ll be playing with Fulvio Sigurtá, Steve Berry, and Winston Clifford on Tuesday July 22nd at 2:30pm at the Twaites Festival Pavilion.  Manchester Jazz Festival says: “An authentic British/European sound that understands the Manchester Jazz Festival 2014

Judy Goldhill

Judy Goldhill Collaboration

I love this film made by Judy Goldhill. Featuring my improvised piano music; beautifully shot; and sensititvely performed by dancer Jumeee.

Dorian Ford

Archive Recording

Bebo – Dan Bosshardt Quintet 1990

London Jazz Festival 2013

London Jazz Festival gigs 2013

Looking forward to a busy London Jazz Festival week. I’ll be playing in three gigs at the festival and then escaping to Sussex at the end. This Saturday I’ll be playing at the Southbank in my duo with Johnny Phillips at 2pm. This is a free gig, so pop in if you’re in town. It’s London Jazz Festival gigs 2013

CDAWN: album artwork

C.DAWN album (Carol Grimes)

A long time in the making, this live double album, was a family affair, with art work by Carol’s daughter Kasia, recording and mixing by my brother in law Jono Trott, and mastering by Carol’s long time friend, Mark Hewins, a regular feature on tour with Lou Reed. C.DAWN was the name Carol came up C.DAWN album (Carol Grimes)

Dorian Ford

New Solo Recording

This summer I was commissioned by the internationally renowned Australian artist Tim Maguire to record some solo improvisations for a film about his work.  

Piano, Studio

PRSF Jazz Services promoter award

We've won a PRSF Jazz services promoter award for our Key Composers series at the St James Studio Theatre.
Dorian Ford

Dorian Ford Quartet

With Fulvio Sigurtá (trumpet), Steve Rose (bass) and Winston Clifford (drums).

Playing melodic compositions by Dorian Ford, and by Steve Rose, as well as favourite tunes by Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Ralph Towner and Jobim. This quartet played its first gig at the St James Studio Theatre to a packed audience in November 2012. See podcasts for excerpts of this gig alongside an interview with Dorian.

Dorian Ford


Dorian’s aim is to showcase the excellence and diversity of jazz and related musics that London has to offer. Every Jazz and Roots night is designed to appeal to everyone – people with a wide knowledge base, and people who don’t have the same expertise but just want to have a nice evening hearing great music.



Interview with Dorian Ford.


Interview with Dorian Ford Interview with Carol Grimes Chatting to Carol Grimes, and some excerpts from her gig last Friday, where she wowed the crowd. And surprise guest performances from singers Anita Wardell and Mark Jennett. Listen here More Podcasts Listen to interviews with Dario Rossetti Bonell, Iain Ballamy, Robert Mitchell, Byron Wallen, Fumi Okiji, Podcasts