About Michael Chillingworth

London based saxophonist

Green Chimneys


I just want to draw everyone’s attention to www.greenchimneys.co.uk – a new listings paper and website for musician-led grassroots creative music events in London, finally bringing listings for great nights such as the Con Cellar Bar, Jazz at the Oxford, SE Collective and many others together in one place. This should be everyone’s first port of call for finding out what’s going on in the incredibly fertile and diverse scene that is happening all over the city, right under everyone’s noses. Most gigs cost £5 or less to get in to, the venues are intimate but exciting, and the quality of music making has never been better. Thanks to Tom Challenger and Dan Nicholls for making everything a little bit more visible and accessible.

New Sextet – 1st of February at the Con Cellar Bar

I am currently writing music for a new project which I am very excited about. I am putting together a sextet which will make it’s debut on the 1st of February at the Con Cellar Bar, Camden.

The line up is:
Josh Arcoleo – tenor
Tom Challenger – tenor
Lewis Wright – vibes
Sam Lasserson – bass
Jeff Williams – drums
And I will be playing various reeds…

As you can imagine I am very excited about playing with such an incredible group of musicians and am doing my utmost to come up with some music worthy of their time and effort.

Did I mention I’m very excited about this?

I hope to see you there, it’s a double bill with Martin Speake’s amazing quartet so if all else fails I can guarantee at least one set of great music.

Come and check it out. More info at http://www.concellarjazz.co.uk (ignore the fact that it says ‘Michael Chillingworth Quartet’, this project came together too late for the listings.)



I have just added a resources page as I have made a little PDF file containing some very basic and essential information that everyone who writes for saxophones should know. It’s really fundamental stuff but is often not well understood by non saxophonists.

I have a few other ideas for other subjects that could do with some basic guidelines so there may be more on the way, watch this space…

EASTER WEEKEND Mike Chillingworth Quartet at the North London Tavern and The Oxford

Hi, I am very excited to be playing a couple of gigs this Easter weekend with some of my favourite musicians, Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and Jeff Williams (drums). I’m sure that none of them need any introduction. We will be playing a mixture of standards, tunes and probably some originals.

Dates are:

Sunday 8th of April at the North London Tavern, Kilburn High Road doors open from 7:30pm in a double bill with Jack Davies and Tom Taylor who will be playing duo. £5.
Jazz @ the North London Tavern Facebook group


Monday 9th of April at The Oxford, Kentish Town Road, doors from 8:30, music from 9, £5. http://theoxfordjazz.com/

Come and celebrate the rebirth of Jesus in rabbit form and his emergence from a giant egg-chrysalis after his 3 day chocolate binge.