While in the studio, recording the new album, Adrian and the band were delighted to discover that ‘Profoundly Blue’ has been nominated in the Best Album category in the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. It is promising that there is at least one committee as part of parliament that can actually come to a decision about something – results expected at the awards on 3rd December – we’re pencilling it in, in case it gets postponed…
At the age of 36, Adrian Cox is already an artist with a story to tell.
Having started playing clarinet aged six, by age 15, Adrian had left home to become a professional musician, playing hundreds of shows a year ever since.
Adrian has honed his talent with a whole range of musicians, playing jazz, blues, funk and ska, but jazz has been the defining sound.
2017 saw Adrian drawing on the music of his favourite jazz clarinettist - Edmond Hall, to create the show ‘Profoundly Blue.’ Telling the story of his hero's life and work. The band were invited to do a live session on Cerys Matthews’ BBC 6Music show, which was followed by interviews with Clare Teal on her BBC Radio 2 Jazz show.
With this high-profile support, and a rising number of loyal fans, “Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’” has now completed three extensive UK tours, as well as being invited to festivals around Europe and to play in New York in July 2019. The band have produced two albums and sold over 2000 CDs. Both albums are now also available to stream on Spotify.
Being praised by Time Out as ‘London’s most charismatic reeds man’ - Cox is a warm and welcoming front man. Now taking more time to write and perform original music, 2020 will see the release of a new album of original music and a tour for Adrian Cox to finally present ‘Adrian Cox.’
“If you were to describe Cox’s playing in one word you might use ‘hot’” -
Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York.