Neil Cowley

Having made a unique and influential stamp on the UK music scene, Neil Cowley is known for his impressive instrumental skills and dynamic compositional approach.

Unbound by genre, his bold and open approach to composition has resulted in a musical output that draws on a variety of styles; from soul, contemporary classical, orchestral, pop, and notably, jazz.

Having studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music, in 2002, Neil Cowley formed the electronica duo Fragile State with DJ and producer Ben Mynott, the band which produced two critically acclaimed albums. Following this, he formed the Neil Cowley Trio, incorporating elements of jazz, soul and electronica. Cowley established his own label, Hide Inside Records in 2006 and from there released his trio’s debut album Displaced. The trio appeared on Later…with Jools Holland and went on to win the highly esteemed BBC Jazz Award for best album, for Displaced.

Other highlights from his impressive career to-date include playing piano with Adele (21), and further associations with; Birdy (Fire Within), Rihanna (As Real As You and Me), Zero 7 (When It Falls), and Emeli Sande (Our Version of Events).