Kit Holder, Hansu-Tori and Birmingham based illustrator Nick Robertson) entitled ‘Wolves Are People Too‘. This was a vibrant and unique blend of contemporary jazz, classical and modern ballet, and live on-stage illustration. Continuing the process of cross-arts experimentation and composition is now a major focus of David’s work.

In 2015 David was approached by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Introducing to perform at a live showcase at Birmingham’s CBSO centre,  ahead of the BBC Music Awards 2015. This performance was recorded and broadcast on ‘Jazz on 3’.

2014 saw the release of Hansu-Tori’s debut album entitled ‘An Improvised Escape‘. This garnered huge amounts of positive praise and great critical reception, including national radio play (via Jazz FM, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Introducing) – and International, national and regional magazine/newspaper coverage, including a ‘4 star’ review in Jazzwise Magazine and a full-page feature in the Birmingham Post.

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David Austin Grey

David Austin Grey is a UK based pianist, composer and educator. Having studied music at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Conservatoire (studying with such musicians as Hans Koller, Liam Noble & Mike Williams), David is currently working with his own bands [Hansu-Tori, Neon Villages, One Many People, Little Church] and freelancing throughout the UK.

In April 2016, David presented his first full-scale multi-discipline production, (in collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet, choreographer Kit Holder, Hansu-Tori and Birmingham based illustrator Nick Robertson) entitled ‘Wolves Are People Too‘. This was a vibrant and unique blend of contemporary jazz, classical and modern ballet, and live on-stage illustration. Continuing the process of cross-arts experimentation and composition is now a major focus of David’s work.

In 2015 David was approached by BBC Radio 3 and BBC Introducing to perform at a live showcase at Birmingham’s CBSO centre,  ahead of the BBC Music Awards 2015. This performance was recorded and broadcast on ‘Jazz on 3’.

2014 saw the release of Hansu-Tori’s debut album entitled ‘An Improvised Escape‘. This garnered huge amounts of positive praise and great critical reception, including national radio play (via Jazz FM, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Introducing) – and International, national and regional magazine/newspaper coverage, including a ‘4 star’ review in Jazzwise Magazine and a full-page feature in the Birmingham Post.

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