Based in Manchester, Efpi is a record label and umbrella-organisation promoting its roster of contemporary jazz, improvised and experimental music. Efpi Fest is a flagship event which took place at Kings Place, London in 2016 and at the Deaf Institute, Manchester in 2017. These mini festivals showcased Efpi roster bands such as Let Spin and Article XI alongside headliner Beats & Pieces Big Band, growing the label’s community and bringing the artists to new audiences. I co-produced the events together with the label’s co-founder and artistic director Ben Cottrell.
“…a thrilling display of Manchester's jazz verve. ★★★★”
- John Fordham, The Guardian, Review of Efpi Fest 2016
“Efpi are a shining beacon of creative music making in the north of England.”
- John Marley, London Jazz News, Review of Efpi Fest 2017