Percy Pursglove

Percy Pursglove is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and award winning improviser whose work spans a broad range of genres from avant-garde: new-destructionism and a multitude of indeterminate improvisational settings to choral composition and pop collaborations.

An alumnus of both the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, UK, and The New School University, New York – Percy holds a PhD in contemporary choral compositional techniques.

Percy is currently working extensively across Europe as a freelance improviser, recording artist, composer, clinician and member of the NDR Big Band, Hamburg.

Some of the most prominent artists Percy has performed/recorded with include:

Evan Parker, NDR Bigband, WDR Big Band, Food w/Thomas Stronen/Iain Ballamy, Bill Frissell, Barry Guy, Peter Evans, Dan Weiss, Takuya Kuroda, Michael Gibbs, Thomas Morgan, John Hollenbeck, Mark Dresser, Victor Bailey, Drew Gress, Ben Monder, Jason Rebello, Phil Woods, Claudio Roditi, Evan Parker, Jakob Bro, Elliott Sharpe, Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine, Django Bates, Steve Swallow, Chris Potter, Gerald Clayton, Dave Liebman, Dave Holland, Hamid Drake, Jim Black, Pablo Held, Joe Martin, Jeff Ballard, Omar Sosa, Enrico Pieranunzi, Kit Downes, Norma Winstone, Elbow, Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Dr John and Amy Winehouse.