Taking Flight

Joe Northwood | tenor & alto saxophone
Aidan Thorne | double & electric bass
Paolo Adamo | drums & percussion

Recorded in August 2017, Taking Flight is Joe’s first full-length album, showcasing a body of work composed and developed with his Tuk Tuk trio over the past 4 years.

Recorded at Fieldgate Studios.

Album design and photography by Bethan Miller.



Joe Northwood | tenor sax and pedals
Aeddan Williams | electric bass
Paolo Adamo | drums

Through the medium of Free Jazz, Improvised music and groove with a little dash of electronic mayhem, an amalgamation of jazz sensibilities and creative minds, Banshee is a group born out of a series of gigs dedicated to exploring improvisation through musical extremes and textural richness. 

Each gig invites the audience to join the discovery of new sounds, creating a magical cacophony that will treat the senses. 

An EP is on the way…

John COltrane Project


Joe Northwood | tenor sax
Tom Berge | piano
Aeddan Williams | double bass
Paolo Adamo | drums

The genesis of this project originated in the love of John Coltrane's music.

Joe's first jazz album, when a bit younger, was 'Coltrane's Sound', an astonishing album with his definitive rendition of ‘Body and Soul’ and Trane ‘standards’ such as Equinox and Central Park West. This album has always stuck with Joe and helped shape his sound throughout his career, and it seemed about time to honour this formidable legacy of the saxophone maestro.


Tuk Tuk

Jan 2016


Joe Northwood | tenor saxophone
Aidan Thorne | double bass
Paolo Adamo | drums

A trio of creative musicians based in Cardiff, Tuk Tuk are a sax led group that perform tunes of memorable melodic lines and highly percussive group improvisation. With the absence of a chordal instrument they have flourished, creating a strong collective sound, rich in textures and subtle soundscapes.

 The writing has an undeniably contemporary feel yet with a firm foot in the past, citing a range of influences, from legends like John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, to modern the greats of Mark Guiliana, Avashai Cohen and Ben Wendel.

★★★★ - Tuk Tuk w/ Nick Malcom…



A sideman, a musician for hire or music with friends.


al Swainger q*tet

Al Swainger | bass & FX Jon Clark | drums
Tom Berge | keys Joe Northwood | tenor sax

Mix Chick Corea with Radiohead in a blender then use the resulting cocktail to write film music and you might get something a little like this...

“An outstanding gig, with worldclass musicians... a fresh and live-experimental take on otherwise well-covered work from Chick.”


Slipped Disco

A retro revolution dressed in glitter, flares and dancing till the break of dawn. Slipped Disco brings together some of South Wales' finest live musicians, playing all your favourite disco classics. Boogie on!



The Duppybusterz are a collective of Cardiff based musicians coming together to play some sweet reggae music for your soul. Expect classic reggae, 90's era reggae, modern reggae and reggafied versions of popular songs.

Featuring members of Captain Accident & The Disasters, Super Chango, Afro Cluster, Junior Bill and more!!


Tiny Rebel Jazz

This is a monthly event that I host as part of Echo Music at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Every second Thursday of the month we invite a band to perform a set of their music before hosting a jam session, open for all instruments and musicians.