Diane McLoughlin

Diane McLoughlin is a composer, pianist and saxophonist whose creative path has taken her into a range of musics, from Latin to African to Eastern European folk, as well as exploring free improv through studying with the late John Stevens, and leading a series of jazz groups of her own – notably the 17-piece jazz orchestra Giant Steppes, and her current project, the Casimir Connection, which features original compositions blending jazz and classical music. She also tours and records with bassist Alison Rayner’s award-winning Quintet (ARQ), and is an experienced teacher.