With influences as diverse as John Zorn, Medeski Martin and Wood, and Tin Hat, Sefrial is the brain-child of rising star Sophie Stockham.

A saxophone-heavy front line featuring the energy and lyricism of Sophie’s alto, complemented by the unmistakeable sound and brilliance of Jake McMurchie on tenor, groove and invention is provided by the chief composer Matt Brown on drums, under-pinned by the warm sound of Greg Cordez on bass. The band is completed by the distinctive Joe Wilkins on guitar, who blends the blues and energy of Jimi Hendrix with the subtlety of Bill Frisell or Marc Ribot.

Expect distinctive original compositions that owe as much to alt-rock and Americana as jazz.

Collectively we are a group of Bristol musicians who have played with the likes of Massive Attack, Portishead, Rodriguez, Get The Blessing, Pee Wee Ellis, Kirk Fletcher, Modulus III, Dakhla Brass, Andy Sheppard, Lillian Boutte and many more.

Sophie Stockham
alto sax

Jake McMurchie
tenor sax

Greg Cordez

Joe Wilkins

Matt Brown

‘Sefrial are sugar, gold, diamond encrusted magic!’ 
– BBC Introducing

UK Tour 2020

05/03 Prince Albert, Stroud
09/03 The Bell, Bath
11/03 StudiOwz, Pembrokeshire
12/03 Tiny Rebel, Cardiff
13/03 The Forge, Bristol
23/06 Ives Jazz Club
14/07 ParrJazz, Liverpool
15/07 The Lescar, Sheffield

“It is not Jazz-Rock, yet it is a jazz rock that you would never guess by other bands that have been subject to the much abused term. Sefrial are exciting, to the mind and body both, and well worth a visit.”
– Charley Dunlap (Listomania)

The Jazzmann (UK)

Jazzport (CZ)

Tomajazz (ES)

JazzThing TV (DE)

The JazzFlits (NL)

London Jazz News (UK)

Jazz-fun (DE)

Czech Radio Vltava (CZ)

The Jazz Around Mag (BE)

Somethin Else (UK)

JazzPress (PL)

AP Reviews (UK)