Photo by Brian ‘B+’ Cross

Bobbie-Jane Gardner is a composer and arranger based in Birmingham, U.K. Her music, described as “lyrical”, “harmonically subtle and rhythmically agile” often takes as inspiration the sound worlds of jazz, soul and funk. Bobbie has been commissioned by Heart n Soul, Spitalfields Music, Onyx Brass, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Persona Arts, Wild Plum Arts, Vivid Projects, Grand Union, The Stringcredibles and Tom Kerstens’s G Plus Ensemble.

A keen arranger, Bobbie has created bespoke arrangements for various ensembles including the BBC Concert Orchestra and Netflix. Her work has been performed by leading ensembles such as Psappha, City of London Sinfonia, the Bozzini Quartet and Ethereal World. Bobbie’s music has been performed at Cheltenham Music Festival, Frontiers Festival and the London Jazz Festival.

Bobbie currently works as a visiting lecturer at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.