Melodic and stylish sax player and composer Diane McLoughlin studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She's been a member of Alison Rayners Quintet for several years. Her 17-piece jazz orchestra Giant Steppes performed to critical acclaim throughout Britain; including two concerts in the London Jazz Festival. Diane was also featured on BBC Radio 3 with an interview and live concert broadcast of Giant Steppes. She also led Zdravets – a Latin and Eastern European influenced project encompassing a blend of world styles. Richly melodic, Diane’s writing was described in the Guardian as:
... attractively punchy and highly emotive…McLoughlin's soaring alto solo vibrated with echoes of the late Cannonball Adderley ~ John Fordham, The Guardian
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