Empirical is a British Jazz Band that includes Nathaniel Facey (saxophone), Lewis Wright, Tom Farmer (double bass), Shaney Forbes (drums) and Tom Farmer (vibraphone). Empirical is known for their forward-looking, risk-taking, and creative music. The band’s core ethos is experimentation, and each member plays a unique role in its musical direction. The band was formed in 2007 as part the Tomorrow’s Warrios program and settled on the current lineup in 2008 after the release of “Empirical” (Destin–e). Their tribute to Eric Dolphy, “Out ‘n’ in” (Naim), earned them a MOBO award for Best Jazz Act in 2010. Empirical have been touring the 2013 album, “Tabula Rasa” (Naim), since their 2011 release, “Elements of Truth”. Empirical are known for their live performances, which present new music to audiences all over the globe. Highlights include: 2007 North Sea Jazz Festival supporting Joshua Redman 2007 Toronto Jazz Festival @ The IAJC 2008 Gateshead International Festival supporting John Schofield 2008 London Jazz Festival supporting Courtney Pine 2008 Montreal Jazz Festival 2008 Vancouver Jazz Festival 2008 New York Jazz Festival Supporting the Bad Plus feat Kurt Rosenwinkel 2008 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL RI 2009 Bath International Festival supporting Branford Marsalis 2009 London Jazz Festival supporting Bobby Hutcherson 2010 Molde Jazz Festival 2010 Jazz Sous Les Pommiers 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011 London Jazz Festival supporting Archie Shepp 2012 Vietnam British Council Touring 2012 London Jazz Festival supporting Ambrose Akinmusire Awards: 2010 MOBO awards – BEST JAZZ ACT 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards- BEST ENSEMBLE 2007 EBU/European Jazz Competition – WINNER 2007 Peter Whittingham Award – WINNER 2007 Jazzwise – ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2007 Mojo – JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR from http://www.empiricalmusic.com

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