Empirical (jazz band)
Empirical is a British jazz group, formed in 2007. The group performs original compositions 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).
Their albums Empirical (2007), Out ‘n’ In (2009), Elements of Truth (2011), Tabula Rasa (2013) and Connection (2016) were toured Internationally.
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- 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Awards - BEST ENSEMBLE
- 2013 Golubovich Jazz Scholars Award
- 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