Bio

Jacqueline composes and produces in her home studio setup. She performs on clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone, piano as well as a range of instruments including a little accordion, gong and chirango!  She is also a Music Therapist and teaches saxophone, clarinet and beginners piano.

 

From an early age she enjoyed the freedom of improvisation and composition.  By 18 she had completed ABRSM grade VIII Clarinet, Sax, Piano and Theory and moved to Canterbury to study a Classical Music degree alongside Television, Film and Radio Studies. Two years later she transferred to Salford to a BA Hons in Popular Music and Sound Recording where she specialised in performance and music technology.  

On graduating Jacqueline moved to London and worked in audio post-production and recording studios including several years at Westside Studios, Holland Park, owned by engineer/producer team Alan Winstanley & Clive Langer, respected for their work with artists including Madness and Elvis Costello. 

Moving from London in 2001, Jacqueline travelled and performed in diverse places such as New York's Bitter End Club, the night markets of Goa, touring Australia's East Coast with band Azadoota as well as several tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. On return she moved to Brighton to compose, teach instrumental lessons and performed with her band Akasha Rose. She has collaborated with musicians from diverse fields of music including folk music of the balkans and central/eastern Europe, Indian raga, and Turkish Makam.

Jacqueline qualified as a Health Professions Council registered Music Therapist in 2006 and later that year volunteered in a Music Therapy project in Mostar, Bosnia working with orphans and adults impacted by post war trauma. Since this time she has worked with a range of client groups including children with autism and special needs, adults with neurological trauma, palliative care, mental health issues and dementia. She is also a sound practitioner and holds journeys through sound playing a range of instruments including gong and Himalyan bowls. 

Alongside this Jacqueline has composed for library music; tracks for use in TV and Radio. She has continued to performance overseas including a tour with Sydney based Azadoota performing at WOMADelaide festival and performing with Hungarian ensemble Circusz-KA in the balkans and several Hungarian performances including The Budapest Jazz Club.

She has composed six solo albums to date as well as music for film, yoga, dance and therapeutic use. In 2014 she studied a Mmus in Composition for Film and Television at Kingston University, London and in 2016 participated in a wildlife sound recording course, with David Attenborough's main sound man, Chris Watson and field recorder Jez Riley. In 2017 Jacqueline set up Inner Pulse Record Label and released two albums through it. She continues to compose and is in the process of writing a new EP to be released later this year.  

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