A member of award-winning trio J Frisco (Jazz North Introduces/Lancaster Jazz Festival Artists Development Programme), Lara Jones is an experimental artist, improviser and composer based in Leeds. Performance highlights include a headline show at Vortex Jazz Club with J Frisco and notable concerts as co-director of the Northern Contemporary Collective in collaboration with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Sounds Like THIS Festival, Leeds. As a soloist, Lara has performed alongside Marc Almond at Royal Festival Hall and been involved with Nonclassical – a record label and club night founded by Gabriel Prokofiev which seeks to break out beyond the constraints of the traditional concert hall. In her career to date, she has collaborated with artists, dancers and musicians including Dave Lynch, The Glass Cyphers, and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Her compositional activity has led to participation in projects Postcards from Eyemouth (Dr. Jacob Thompson-Bell and Dr. Nick Katuszonek) and Penisular Arts (Dr. Federico Visi and Marco Frattini). She graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2017 with a performance degree in Jazz and Classical Music.