Jake McMurchie: web designer and developer, jazz saxophone player and composer, Bristol, UK

Web developer, designer / Musician, saxophone player, composer / Bristol, UK


“Where has he been? … a very, very good saxophonist. Very original, very passionate… a very sexy sound.”
Radio 3 Jazz Line-up

“…the inventive McMurchie, his sensual tone falling somewhere between early Sonny Rollins and Pink-Panther tenorist Plas Johnson, was a revelation.”
London Evening Standard

Get The Blessing
Previously named The Blessing, the band I share with Pete Judge, Jim Barr and Clive Deamer. “… the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene.” The Independent

GTB’s debut album All Is Yes won Album of the Year 2008 in the BBC Jazz Awards.

Bugs In Amber was released in May 2009, and garnered similarly great reviews. In March 2012 we released OCDC on Naim Jazz.

Other projects
Michelson Morley, featuring Mark Whitlam on drums and electronics, Will Harris on bass and with special guest Dan Messore on guitar, with an album to be released on F-IRE label on 1st May.

I play with Mr Dowland’s Midnight with guitarist Knud Stuwe and oudist Simon Leach. I also play with the The Magnificent Seven. I have played with Portishead, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and with the great Portugese singer Fernando Tordo at the National Theatre in Lisbon.

Past projects include What Four, Ultrasound, The Pollinators. What Four had a long-standing involvement with Yehudi Menuhin’s outreach organisation “Live Music Now!” and did many concerts and projects throughout the UK.

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Web Design and Development

I specialise in the design and build of websites using html5/xhtml and css, server-side development using php/mysql, client-side development using jQuery, and WordPress.