Saxophonist, composer and multi-wind instrumentalist Tamar Osborn is the creative force behind
modal jazz ensemble Collocutor (On The Corner Records), having so far released three critically
acclaimed LPs and an EP.
She is also a long-standing member of the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, and collaborates
regularly with Sarathy Korwar, Ill Considered, Jessica Lauren, Emanative, DJ Khalab and more.
Tamar has been a professional freelancer for 20+ years. A background in both classical music and
jazz, and an interest in learning about other musical traditions and cultures, have enabled her to
work in many different contexts around the world: touring internationally with contemporary/Indian
classical dancer Akram Khan’s ‘Xenos’; London productions of the FELA! musical (National
Theatre, Sadler’s Wells); improvising alongside DJs; working with artists as diverse as Kelis, Rhye,
Tanmoy Bose, and the Africa Express project with Tony Allen, Fatoumata Diawara and Batida
Composing for Collocutor in particular has allowed her to bring together these many varied
experiences, and explore commonalities and meeting points between different traditions and
As ‘Tamar Collocutor’ she also hosts a monthly Soho Radio show exploring her musical interests
and influences, and interviewing musicians and others involved in the industry.