Corey Mwamba


Charlotte Keeffe's Sound Brush

Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, England

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British musician, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Charlotte Keeffe wears her love for freely improvising, jazz and experimental music-making on her sleeve.

Inspired by painters, her trumpet and flugelhorn have become her Sound (paint) Brushes.

Keeffe believes that music is everywhere and everyone, and refers to her (solo) Sound Brush performances as far from feeling solo.

Charlotte Keeffe’s music is a wish for creative freedom for ALL! Her debut album ‘Right Here, Right Now’ is where you’ll find her exhibiting a passion for vibrant soundscapes rendered in live spaces. Released in 2021 on Discus Music, Charlotte earned critical acclaim and carved out a niche on the imprint, also composing and performing for a number of the roster’s artists including Hi Res Heart, French singer Carla Diratz, Julie Tippetts and Anthropology Band, with Jazz FM's Gold Award winner Orphy Robinson MBE among others.

To date, her music has been featured on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6, where she's been described as a 'prolific', 'dynamic' and 'excellent improviser!', by the likes of Corey Mwamba, Stuart Maconie and Jez Nelson. She is a Serious Artist and part of the Take Five 2022 cohort. Charlotte performed a duet with the mighty City of London as part of world renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas' Festival of New Trumpet Music 2022.

“Keeffe shows notable strength of character as she runs the sonic and emotional gamut..." - Kevin Le Gendre, JAZZWISE