Photo by Brian ‘B+’ Cross

Bobbie-Jane Gardner is a composer, arranger, researcher and lecturer based in Birmingham. 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 Heart n Soul, Spitalfields Music, Onyx Brass, City of Birmingham Orchestra, Persona Arts, Wild Plum Arts and Tom Kerstens’s G Plus Ensemble. Her work has been performed by leading ensembles including Psappha, City of London Sinfonia, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert 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 currently works as a visiting lecturer at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is a practice-based researcher.