Empirical (jazz band)
Empirical is a British jazz group, formed in 2007 by four young musicians. The group performs compositions and improvisations, with each member being given equal responsibility for the direction of the music.
The members of Empirical are: Nathaniel Facey (alto saxophone), Shaney Forbes (drums), Lewis Wright (vibraphone) and Tom Farmer (bass).
The debut album Empirical (2007) and the 2009 release Out ‘n’ In were toured on the jazz circuit in the UK and abroad. Their most recent album is Elements of Truth (2011).
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- 2011 Lewis – Worshipful Company of Musicians YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
- 2010 MOBO awards – BEST JAZZ ACT
- 2010 Nathaniel – Worshipful Company of Musicians YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
- 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards - BEST ENSEMBLE
- 2009 Shane – Worshipful Company of Musicians YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
- 2007 EBU/European Jazz Competition – WINNER
- 2007 Peter Whittingham Award – WINNER
- 2007 Jazzwise – ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- 2007 Mojo – JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR