British pianist Matthew Bourne originally started playing the trombone at the age of nine. He swapped the trombone for the cello in 1989. Four years later he finally went for the piano.
He graduated at the Leeds College of Music in 1995. Here he came into contact with the world of contemporary music and avant-garde. His professional career as a musician was on the rise after winning first prize in the 2001 Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition. Not much later he also won first prize at the BBC Radio Jazz Awards as most important jazz innovator.
Not much later he formed a number of bands such as The Electric Dr M, Spring Heel Jack, The Italian Instabile Orchestra and the Belgian-French Trio Grande, with which he released music on our label twice.