Rowland Sutherland - Mistura

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Flautist, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator Rowland Sutherland and his work in ensembles, bands, orchestras and as a soloist. Featuring classical, jazz, contemporary, non-Western and popular music.


"Flautist Rowland Sutherland has a superb sound and technique, and is undoubtedly one of the very best flautists on the British scene." TIME OUT.



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Rowland has performed at such venues as the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, North Sea Jazz Festival, Chatelet Les Halles and Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

In Jazz
He has played with such renowned artists as Frank Wess, David Murray, Ali Ryerson, Flora Purim, Manu Dibango, Orphy Robinson, Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint and Paolo Fresu

In Classical
Rowland has played in various chamber groups and adventurous ensembles including Icebreaker, New Music Players, Lontano, notes inegales, Ensemble Expose, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Decibel

He has played with such orchestras as Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony, London Philharmonic, European Community Chamber and City of London Sinfonia

In Non-Western music
He has enjoyed playing with numerous stars including Olodum, Joyce, Airto, Gnawa Musicians of Morocco, Nana Vasconcelos and Gaspar Lawal

In Pop
Rowland has added his sound to numerous celebrated artists and bands recordings such as Incognito, George Benson, Joss Stone, Us3, Fightstar, Marc Almond and MC Solaar

Rowland leads several vibrant and colourful jazz projects in the UK
The pulsating Mistura with tantalizing sounds from London and Brazil; Rowland Sutherland Sextet with influences from the Caribbean; Creative Force featuring the award winning vibest Orphy Robinson; In Kimbe with superb Sardinian vocalist Filomena Campus and the innovative group Myrtle with Alwynne Pritchard (vocals) and Thorolf Thuestad (computer)

As a soloist
Rowland enjoys performing solo flute music from various parts of the world including works by Jolivet, Takemitsu, Carter, A Sierra, Ferneyhough and Scelsi. As well as a host of British composers including Finnissy, Cutler, Toovey and Hayden

As an educator
Rowland is professor at Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He also tutors at the Royal Northern College of Music and lectures at Birmingham Conservatoire


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STOP PRESS!

Visit ROWLAND's New Vibrant Flute Page. Packed with exclusive studio and live recordings, videos, gig info, photos, blogs, twitter feeds, press quotes, various links, general info and More...
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SPECIAL NOTICE!
Rowland will be guesting with Incognito for their special 35th Anniversary show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Saturday 12 July 2014 at 7pm.
Featuring Carleen Anderson, Imaani, Mo Brandis and Mario Biondi.
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SPECIAL NOTICE!
ROWLAND'S composition Enlightenment (In the Spirit of A Love Supreme by John Coltrane), commissioned by Paul Bradshaw of Chaser Productions and funded by PRSF,
will be performed at this years Meltdown Festival curated by James Lavelle at QEH, Southbank Centre on 22 June 2014 at 3pm and 7.30pm.
The day is headed JOHN COLTRANE'S A LOVE SUPREME Re-envisioned.
NB! The evening performance may be Sold Out!
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ROWLAND'S NEW UPLOAD of his vibrant band Rowland Sutherland Sextet performing live in London. A jazz meets reggae special:

Be Considerate To All

ROWLAND on flute with Mary Dullea on piano play an amazing piece by the USA composer Bruce Stark called American Suite. Hear it here:

Grandpa's Grin

The Bird And The Canyon

Muse

Blue

Street Beats

ROWLAND performs and tours on flute, piccolo, alto flute and pan pipes with the electric ensemble Icebreaker on Fri 24/1/14
for a reworking of music by the iconic German band Kraftwerk with a new film.
Takes place at IMAX Cinema Science Museum, London, two shows at 7.30pm - 8.35pm and 9.00pm - 10.05pm.
This concert launches Icebreakers initial tour through to Spring.
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ROWLAND plays flute and solo alto flute on this funky, classic Incognito track - "Closer to the Feeling".
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ROWLAND adds some flute colours to the warm and expressive Joss Stone track "Love has made you Beautiful".
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ROWLAND adds some soulful alto flute vibes to Camelle Hinds breezy Summer track "Let it Flow".
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ROWLAND plays in the ensemble Uroboros, conductor Gwyn Pritchard in "Echolalia" by James Clarke from a live concert in London.
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ROWLAND plays with Icebreaker featuring BJ Cole in "Apollo" by Brian Eno in a video of a live concert in Ireland.
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ROWLAND in Rowland Sutherland Sextet live video in London. "Missing You" by Rowland Sutherland.



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ROWLAND plays flute and solo alto flute on this funky, classic Incognito track - "Closer to the Feeling".



Hear the song: Click Here



ROWLAND adds some flute colours to the warm and expressive Joss Stone track "Love has made you Beautiful".



Hear the song: Click Here



ROWLAND adds some soulful alto flute vibes to Camelle Hinds breezy Summer track "Let it Flow".



Hear the song: Click Here



ROWLAND co-arranged the horns (with 'Bluey' Maunick) & played bass flute on this tantalizing classic Incognito track - "Barumba".



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ROWLAND plays in the ensemble Uroboros Ensemble, conductor Gwyn Pritchard in "Echolalia" by James Clarke.



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ROWLAND plays with Icebreaker featuring BJ Cole in "Apollo" by Brian Eno in a video of a live concert in Ireland.



Hear the song: Click Here





The Essence of Jazz Flute - Part 1 by Dj Rowls on Mixcloud

The Essence of Jazz Flute - Part 2 by Dj Rowls on Mixcloud



"One of the UK’s finest flautists – whether jazz or classical – Rowland Sutherland."  Paul Bradshaw – STRAIGHT NO CHASER

"There were especially sterling contributions from the flautist Rowland Sutherland."   Keith Potter - THE INDEPENDANT

"Peerless flautist Rowland Sutherland."  John L. Walters - THE GUARDIAN

"Mistura provide a Latin fusion of stunning quality and live visual entertainment... they are a must."  Martin Scott - THE ARTS COUNCIL.



Rowland Sutherland flute player, composer, arranger, bandleader and educator based in London. This site includes flute music and flute performances with various jazz bands, classical contemporary music groups, classical ensembles, world music groups, pop artists, solo and studio session work.


This site also features - live gigs listing, free mp3 downloads, cd recordings, press quotes, cv, resume and various links. Included throughout are various music genres including classical, jazz, contemporary, pop, avant garde, brazilian, latin, African and other non-Western music forms.



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Rowland Sutherland

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