– F-IRE Large Ensemble @ London Jazz Festival – Rhythm and Jews – musical responses to some of the great American-Jewish Comedians. [13 Sep]
– F-IRE Stage @ London Jazz Festival [20 Nov]
– F-IRE Presents @ King’s Place Winter programme [7 Jan] Jiri Slavik – Fred Thomas Duo & Benoit Delbecq (curated by F-IRE member Lucy Railton – Kammer Klang)
– F-IRE Winter Workshop [3-6 Jan] – with Stephane Payen and Barak Schmool
– F-IRE Stage @ London Jazz Festival [20 Nov]
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [29-30 Oct and in Glasgow 1-2 Oct]
– F-IRE member Richard Turner passed away… [11 Aug]
– F-IRE Summer Workshop [4-8 Jul] – with Stephane Payen and Barak Schmool
– 9th F-IRE Festival: “New Rhythmic Frontiers” @ King’s Place [26-28 May] – including Simon Broughton’s pre-concert talk followed by Stephane Payen’s Thot + Keyvan Chemirani + Julian Siegel, Tcha Limberger’s Budapest Gypsy Orchestra, Django Bates’ Beloved Bird, The Next Generation Big Band With Students From Royal Academy Of Music, and Oriole.
– F-IRE Series @ King’s Place Spring programme [29 Jan, 19 Feb, 16 Apr] – including John Taylor, Nana Tsiboe’s Full Circle, Nikki Yeoh.
– New Members joined F-IRE: Fred Thomas – Zac Gvi – Lucy Railton
– Hear O Israel @ Kings Place – …”four pieces for peace” compositions by F-IRE Large Ensemble
– F-IRE Series @ Kings Place Autumn Programme [Os tempos do Samba, Django Bates 50th b-day, F-IRE Large Ensemble] – F-IRE @ Kings Place Opening Festival [11 Sep] – Wot is Jazz?, Tom Arthurs & Elysian Strings, Basquiat Strings, Clown Revisited.
– Kit Downes Barclays Mercury Awards Nomination
– F-IRE Summer Workshop [12-16 Jul & 20-23 Dec] – with Stephane Payen, Barak Schmool, Tom Arthurs and Nana Tsiboe.
– F-IRE organised UK Collectives Conference @ Kings Place [2 Oct] – with the participation of Loop Collective, LIMA, Cobbweb, East 17, Jazz Umbrella, Way Out West, Patsy Craig…
– 8th F-IRE Festival: “New Talent Festival” @ Pizza Express, Soho. [21-29 May] – 8 nights of young and brave bands programmed by David O’brien.
– Meta Meta Tour [2008-2010] – collaboration with Roundhouse Choir
– New Members joined F-IRE: Kit Downes – Dave O’Brien – Tom Mason – Richard Turner
– ROTC Ireland & Scotland Tour
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [21-23 Jun in Glasgow, 10-11 Apr & 20-21 Nov in London with JC Jacquin, Jerome Boumendil, Bosco de Oliveira, Barak Schmool and Laurie Blundell.
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [3-5 Apr & 20-25 Nov] – with JC Jacquin, Jerome Boumendil, Bosco de Oliveira, Barak Schmool
– 7th F-IRE Festival @ Pizza Express, Soho. [14-17 Oct] – 4 nights of double bills inc Meta Meta, Porpoise Corpus, Tom Arthurs, Seb Rochford + Ingrid Laubrock + Pamelia Kurstin, Thot + guests from LOOP Collective
– F-IRE stage @ Thames Festival [12-13 Sep] – 2 full afternoons/12 sets featuring F-IRE bands, friends & students outside the Tate Modern including Meta Meta, Oriole, Clown Revisited, Finn Peters, Kit Downes, RAM big band.
– F-IRE Samba Weekend [21-23 Nov] – with JC Jacquin, Jerome Boumendil, Bosco de Oliveira, Barak Schmool
– F-IRE Large Ensemble Tour @ Kings Place, RNCM, Croydon Clocktower [10-18 Oct] “Postcards from London”: Newly commissioned works by F-IRE composers with 15 piece ensemble: including composers Nick Ramm, Tom Arthurs, Jonathan Bratoeff, Ingrid Laubrock, Barak Schmool with Tom Mason, Maurizio Ravalico, Heidi Vogel, Marcina Arnold, Amanda Drummond, James Allsopp and others.
– 6th F-IRE Festival @ Kings Place [15-18 Oct] – 4 packet days of talks, workshops, films & gigs
– F-IRE @ Kings Place Opening Festival [3-5 Oct] – featured Meta Meta, Oriole, Finn Peters
– Meta Meta Tour [2008-2010] – in Ireland, Marlborough, Oxford, South Hill Park, London, Edinburgh, including collaboration with Roundhouse Choir, Afropean Choir and Anite Daulne.
– 5th F-IRE Festival @ Pizza Express, Soho. [10-18 Jan] 6 nights including: Luabrock/Noble/Rainey, Meta Meta, Robert Mitchell, Jonathan Bratoeff, Arthur.Hoiby.Ritchie, Basquiat Strings and guests from LOOP Collective.
– F-IRE Samba Weekend [5-7 Jan] – with JC Jacquin, Jerome Boumendil, Bosco de Oliveira, Barak Schmool
– F-IRE @ the Others: Out of the Frying Pan – Jonathan Bratoeff programmed weekly Tuesday nights
– F-IRE Workshop [10-14 Jul] – with Stephane Payen and Barak Schmool
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [7-8 Jan & 22-23 Apr] – with JC Jacquin, Jerome Boumendil, Bosco de Oliveira, Barak Schmool
– 4th F-IRE Festival @ the Vortex & other places [1-18 Dec] – 11 gigs inc. Octurn with Magic Malik, Robert Mitchell + Jhelisa, Justin Quinn, Maurizio Ravalico, Arthurs.Hoiby.Ritchie, Stephane Payen, Ingrid Laubrock, Oriole, Polar Bear, Julian Siegel, Jonathan Bratoeff, Fulborn Teversham
– RotC and Meta Meta Residency @ Derry Jazz Festival [27-30 Apr]
– F-IRE Workshop [19-22 Dec] – with Stephane Payen and Barak Schmool
– F-IRE Large Ensemble CMN Tour UK [8-24 Oct] @ CCA Glasgow, Sage Gateshead, CBSO Birmingham, RNCM Manchester, Wardrobe Leeds, Turner Simms Southampton, QEH London16 Musicians on tour with music from all of F-IRE composers. Seb Rochford, Pete Wareham, David Okumu, Nick Ramm, Barak Schmool, Julia Biel, Tom Arthurs, Ingrid Laubrock, Finn Peters, Ben Davis with Tom Herbert, Leo Taylor, Joe Bentley, Maurizio Ravalico with Oren Marshall & Tom Allan- music also from Jonathan Bratoeff, Robert Mitchell and Jonny Phillips.
– F-IRE @ the Spitz – series of showcase double bills
– F-IRE @ Vortex – series of monthly Tuesday gigs
– F-IRE @ Jazz Cafe – Running the Sunday Jam Session
– F-IRE Live Series @ Vibe Bar – monthly Sunday gigs
– F-IRE Stage@ Ealing Festival [24 Jul] – F-IRE programmed the day for Ealing inc: Digby Fairweather v Synergy, Norma Winstone w/ Robert Mitchell + Julian Siegel, Jonathan Bratoeff, Polar Bear, RotC + more…
– F-IRE stage @ Hyde Park Festival [21 June] – a festival style afternoon for Fete de la Musique
– 3rd F-IRE Festival at new Vortex [23-27 May] – Synergy, Jonathan Bratoeff, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Arthurs + guests from the LOOP Collective
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [16-17 Apr] & Liverpool [26-27 Nov] – F-IRE Funky Strings Course [29-30 Apr] – Rhythmic Training for strings with Ben Davis, Barak Schmool- Meta Meta Tour in Libya [13-20 Mar] – F-IRE hosted Octurn workshops and gigs January [4-8 Jan] – 2nd F-IRE Festival [23-27 May] – Octurn, Olivia Chaney+ Serafina Steer, Robert Mitchell, Synergy, Meta Meta, with RotC, Grupo Sambando.
– F-IRE Workshops [12-16 Jul & 20-22 Dec] – with Stephane Payen and Barak Schmool
– F-IRE Samba Weekends [23-25 Apr, 26-28 Nov] & Glasgow/Edinburgh [26-29 Feb] – F-IRE Sabar Drumming Workshop [2-6 Aug] – with Modou Diouff
– F-IRE Rhythmsticks – programming gigs / workshops with RotC, Grupo Sambando [14 Jul] – F-IRE @ Ealing Jazz Festival – at the invitation of Jazz Umbrella Synergy, Justin Quinn, Panacea and Centripede take to the 2nd stage.
– F-IRE @ Arts Depot [14 Nov] workshops and gigs for LJF with Synergy, Ingrid Laubrock, Julia Biel, Basquiat Strings, Wot is Jazz?, Clown Revisited
– F-IRE Live Series @ Vibe Bar – monthly Tuesday & Sunday gigs
– F-IRE @ Jazz Cafe – Running the Sunday Jam Session- F-IRE @ Vortex – bi-weekly series of midweek gigs
– F-IRE @ Mint Bar – [Jan-Apr] bi-weekly series of Thursday gigs
– F-IRE Collective received the Innovation Award @ BBC Jazz Awards
– 1st F-IRE Festival @ Bridewell Theatre [Sep-Oct]
– F-IRE Rhythmsticks – programming gigs / workshops with RotC, Grupo Sambando [14 Jul]
– F-IRE @ WKD Camden Town – weekly Monday night gigs [Jan-Jul]
– Timeline tour with Bullies Ballerinas [Feb-Jun] – 25 dates of Jazz/African Dance + Music
– F-IRE @ Portebello Festival – various events programmed with F-IRE bands
– F-IRE @ the Spitz – monthly gigs from F-IRE bands and collaborations
– F-IRE @ Portebello Festival – various gigs programmed with F-IRE bands
– F-IRE Rhythmsticks Festival – various events programmed with F-IRE bands