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June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


It’s been nine years since we last saw saxophonist Dee Byrne at SoundCellar with her then quintet Entropi, so we are delighted to host her again, this time returning to us with her sextet project ‘Outlines’.

This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.

Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.

Ticket link below

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser with an interest in jazz and experimental music. She collaborates with artists from the UK and Europe who occupy the area of contemporary jazz, avant-garde and free improvisation, notably European Quintet Ydivide, Loz Speyer’s Inner Space, Rebecca Nash’s Redefining Element 78 and UK/Swiss band MoonMot.

Dee released her third album as bandleader in June 2023 (Whirlwind Recordings) with radio play on Jazz FM and BBC Radio 3 amongst others, Spotify streams totalling 35K, and chosen as ‘Best Jazz on Bandcamp’ in July 2023.

OUTLINES features Dee’s original compositions that evolved out of a creative experiment: introducing visual art into her composition practice. Out of this, short musical sketches emerged that stood alone as artistic statements. These short statements are ‘Outlines’ – a springboard for this dynamic ensemble to go in new, exciting directions every time.

The excellent ‘Outlines’ band features many musicians familiar to SoundCellar audiences, including Nick Malcolm, Olie Brice and Rebecca Nash, who have all led ensembles under their own names for us in the past.

“Byrne has achieved exactly the right balance between composition and improvisation with her intelligent, inventive and often complex themes providing the perfect launch pad for her hand-picked group”‘ – Jazz Mann [4.5 stars]

“’Outlines’ is an album of sharp edges and sudden turns, of staggered motion and harmonic twists, and yet Dee Byrne guides it all into a logical flow—a fluid output that makes its disparate parts snap into place” –  Best Jazz on Bandcamp July 2023


Dee Byrne – alto sax / compositions
Nick Malcolm – trumpet
Tom Ward – clarinets
Rebecca Nash – piano
Olie Brice – double bass
Andrew Lisle – drums

Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month

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June 20
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SoundCellar at The Grasshopper
139 - 141 Bournemouth Rd
Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT United Kingdom
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15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.