First pre-release from Polar Waters is now available to stream

Deception Island, the first pre-release from our upcoming album Polar Waters is now available to stream. Johannes Mann and Marc Doffey are featured soloists and it’s awesome to be able to share the first part of this project. The composition is inspired by Catherine Fauld’s poem Deception Island, whose travels to the antarctic and arctic…

UK Winter Tour

In just under a month’s time my octet will be doing a small series of concerts in the UK.The band features a really eclectic mix of musicians from the German, Dutch and UK jazz scenes, and I’m really looking forward to presenting this project for the first time in Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford and London.Anna Serierse…

Silent Sea

Anna Serierse NL – Vocals
Joshua Jaswon UK – Alto and Soprano Saxophone
Marc Doffey DE – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Miguel Gorodi UK – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Jan Landowski DE – Trombone
Johannes Mann DE – Electric Guitar
Sidney Werner DE – Double Bass
Aarón Castrillo ES – Drums



‘…impeccably performed…a powerful soundtrack for desperate times…’
BBC Music Magazine, 5* Album Review

‘…It’s a pleasure for a poet to have their words so thoughtfully put to music. I’m delighted with the result…’
Jackie Kay, Poet Laureate of Scotland

… Jaswon makes all the right choices about when to turn up the heat and when to stay cool……’
Jazzwise Magazine

‘…Much to admire in this striking new recording from the Joshua Jaswon Octet…’
Gramophone Magazine, 4* Album Review

‘…The octet deftly combines driving jazz with lyrical condemnation…’
The Scotsman, 4* Album Review

‘…The quality of the playing throughout is exemplary…’
Eddie Myer, Jazz Views Online Review