Roz Harding

Saxophonist, Composer and Educator

I am a saxophonist and composer based in Devon. I have a BA Hons Jazz from Middlesex University where I studied saxophone with Mark Lockheart.

I have played with nationally known jazz musicians in a variety of ensembles and recording projects, and taken my music to established venues including The Vortex, London Jazz Festival and Birmingham Jazz Lines. I like to play new music and can be found playing saxophone in Mike Westbrook’s Uncommon Orchestra, Billie Bottle & The Multiple, Breath of Great Life, A Quite Night In and leading my own project SUPERMOOD.

I have been involved with youth music projects across the country and in Europe, including work with the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra. I currently teach saxophone and am the Musical Director for Jazz Project and Jambassadors at Exeter College Music Academy, and teach saxophone and improvisation for Plymouth University and South West Music School.

I have begun to apply meta-harmony to my music. I am excited and intrigued to explore meta-harmony for improvisation, performance and composition. The deep nature of meta-harmony really appeals and I feel I will be entering a new phase of music making. I am only at the beginning of acquiring this new insight into harmony but I can sense its possibilities as an imaginative, expressive and personal tool. I feel I am en route to deepen my understanding of music harmony and to set it free.