LINKS

THE DUALERS
Ska/Reggae band from South London – joyful, danceable, high-energy music. Raph shares horn section duties with the marvellous Tim Ower on sax and Paul Bilson on trumpet.

BECREATIVE MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Inspiring young people through creative and active involvement in music-making, this organisation was co-founded by Raph and Phil Merriman in 2009. Recent projects included the Backstories Songwriting project.

MATCH&FUSE
European network for cutting-edge music, delivering collaborative exchange tours and festivals annually across the continent. Raph has been involved in the organisation’s growth since its inception in 2011, after it was established via WorldService Project winning the 2010 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.

PHIL MERRIMAN
Longtime collaborator of Raph both as a performer (keyboards, bass and trumpet) and educator. Multi-talented, inspirational musician!

CHAOS ORCHESTRA
The Chaos Collective – the brainchild of Laura Jurd, Corrie Dick and Elliott Galvin, produced this contemporary big band, with which Raph plays first trombone alongside a host of exciting, talented and creative musicians.

OCTANDRE ENSEMBLE
Innovative contemporary music ensemble founded by composer Christian Mason and conductor Jon Hargreaves. Raph’s involvement with the ensemble has included performances of Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale, and a retrospective of the music of composer Sinan Savaskhan.

THE BLOWPIPES
Led by the inimitable trombonist and poet Paul Taylor, this trombone trio plays an eclectic mixture of styles with a healthy dose of improvisation thrown in.

SPITALFIELDS MUSIC
Organisation producing world-class music festivals and outreach work in London’s East End. Raph was a 2014-15 Spitalfields Trainee Music Leader.

CROWN LANE STUDIO
Inspiring community-focussed recording studio based in Morden, South London, established by John Merriman. Highly recommended for recording and rehearsing.