In the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published in June 2018, BASCA Board member Orphy Robinson was awarded an MBE for services to music. The Investiture ceremony took place at Buckingham Palace on November 13th, where Orphy was presented with his award by Her Majesty the Queen.
Notable projects for 2018 have included producing Nigel Kennedy’s latest album, which is a tribute to the music of the great American Jazz composer George Gershwin, as well as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Van Morrison’s magical Jazz, Folk, and Soul influenced recording ‘Astral Weeks’ at the EFG London Jazz Festival to a sold-out concert at the Southbank Centre.
Current projects include preproduction on Carleen Anderson’s next album due for release in 2019. Future projects for the year ahead include touring his ‘Astral Weeks’ project and being invited back as the Artistic Director of the Gibraltar world music festival for the second year running.