Includes collaborations on original material, commercial music writing work, music for animations and short films, as well as arrangements and productions of other people’s music. Examples on the page feed and also here.

Interview with Adma Newport

Interview on canallondres.tv with my collaborator the great singer from Salvador da Bahia, Adma Newport.

Music for GOSH fundraiser – Nominated for an RTS award 2016

Music for Amnesty International animation

visuals by wonkyfilms.com



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Phil Dawson Special Quintet feat Afla Sackey, w/Tom Allan, Marius Rodrigues, Matheus Nova, Mondomix IOW, 8th June

Phil Dawson Quartet w/Billy Weir, Chris Jones, Tom Allan, Cheltenham, 9th June

w/ Cubafrobeat, Jazz Cafe, London NW1, 23rd June

w/Nina Miranda, Domenico Lancelotti, Bem Gil etc – Tropicalia Supergrupo, Giant Steps, London E3, 24th June

w/ Freedom Sounds: The Story of Studio One, Jazz Cafe, London NW1, 21st July

w/ Namvula, Manchester Jazz Festival, 28th July

w/Hilife Allstars trio, Zedel London W1, 8th September

w/ Namvula, Derby Jazz, 14th September

w/ Dele Sosimi, Sheffield, 29th September

w/ Adma Newport, Jansen Santana, Matheus Nova – Beiju Quartet, UK Brazilian Embassy, 17th October

w/ Eliel Lazo Cuban Funk Machine, tribute to Machito, Jazz Cafe, London NW1, 19th October

w/Namvula, Breis, Dele Sosimi (2 separate shows), Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, 26-27th October

w/Namvula, Afrospot Allstars (2 separate shows), Africa on the Square, London W1 27th October

Phil Dawson trio w/Guillaume Ottaviani and Jon Clark, Harry Cooks Cheltenham, 22nd November

Tribute to Hugh Masekela w/Francis Fuster, Claude Deppa, Kishon Khan etc, London SE3, 30th November

Afrobeat Vibration w/Dele Sosimi, Jazz Cafe NW1, 30th November

w/ Hilife Allstars trio feat. Kodjovi Kush, The Bell, Bath 12th December

w/ Hilife Allstars trio feat. Kodjovi Kush, Bristol 13th December

w/ Hilife Allstars trio, feat. Kodjovi Kush, Stroud 14th December

w/ Hilife Allstars trio, Zedel, London 4th January 2019

w/ Cubafrobeat, Ronnie Scott's, London 6th January