Bobbie-Jane Gardner is a composer, arranger and educator based in Birmingham U.K . Her music stems from a love of African-American orchestral RnB and Soul from the 60s and 70s, Hip Hop sampling culture, jazz, soul and funk.
She has received commissions from Vivid Projects, Grand Union, Heart n Soul, Spitalfields Music, Black Country Touring, Onyx Brass and Wild Plum Arts. Her work has been performed by leading ensembles including Psappha, City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra and Ethereal World.
Bobbie’s music has been performed at international festivals, including the Cheltenham Music Festival, Frontiers Festival and the London Jazz Festival.
Bobbie often works collaboratively including working with singer Lizzie Emeh, photographer and documentarian B+, dub-griot Kokumo, visual artist Anna Schimkat and a virtual community of record collectors.
Bobbie is a music lecturer at the Royal Birmingham and Leeds Conservatoires.