Phelan Burgoyne New Florence Trio

Join critically acclaimed British Jazz drummer and composer, a newly re-located Florence resident, for a special concert of original music, composed specially for the occasion, in the timeless and intimate setting of the British Institute Library in Palazzo Lanfredini in Florence.

The evening will feature his newly formed trio comprised of two of Italy's rising stars: pianist Alessandro Lanzoni (Roberto Gatto, Aldo Romano, Lee Konitz) and bassist Michelangelo Scandroglio (Enrico Rava, Nico Gori, Logan Richardson).

Expect to hear pulsing grooves, mediative ballads and lilting swing from this brand new Anglo-Italian collaboration.


Phelan Burgoyne (1994) is a drummer and composer from the U.K and is now based in Firenze. Born into an artistic family, he grew up playing Rock, Jazz and Classical percussion in the cultural county of Suffolk, in Aldeburgh, the town that composer Benjamin Britten called home on the east coast of England. At age sixteen he was accepted on a full scholarship to the prestigious Purcell school for young musicians in London and went on to attain a first class degree from the Royal Academy of Music, London and took part in the Erasmus exchange programme at the Hochschule für Musik, Basel, Switzerland. 

In the years since graduating, Burgoyne has gained an international reputation touring across the U.K, Europe and beoyond releasing a plethora of critically acclaimed albums as a leader and co-leader; Unquiet Quiet (2015) and Verdasio (2019) with his trio featuring veteran British saxophonist Martin Speake and rising star guitarist Rob LuftIntroducing REBOP (2018) and Live at Veganz n' Roses (2019) an Anglo-German quintet featuring Jazz legend Jorge Rossy on vibraphone and Downhill  (2019), a free Jazz trio with Oded Geizhals and Nadav Erlich. Divertimento (2018) in duo with Italian ECM artist pianist Emanuele Maniscalco, and On Thursday (2020) in trio featuring Danish bass veteran Anders Christensen both on the Berlin based HOUT label. In 2021 Burgoyne curated and produced Yazgol - the previously unrecorded compositions of Paul Motian featuring special guests Larry Grenadier, Tal Yahalom and Nicolas Masson and released a new home recordings entitled The Grain (2021) featuring James Kitchman, Jakub Cywinski and Zac Gvirtzman. 


Most recently Burgoyne completed a series of recordings entitled Frescoes, (featuring Kit Downes, Emanuele Maniscalco, Sam Braysher, Tom Challenger, Xaver Rüegg and Fabien Ianonne) drawing inspiration from late medieval Tuscan art. He and is developing a new piano trio in Firenze with Italian rising stars Alessandro Lanzoni and Michelangelo Scandroglio whom will be embarking on a European Tour in May, playing in Hungary, Germany finishing a special performance at the British Institute in Firenze. 

 As a sideman, recent projects include; Kit Downes' Dreamlife of Debris, The Yumi Ito Orchestra, The Francois Lana Trio, Ursula Bachmann's Bewildered Hearts and The Alex Ventling Trio.

Outside of Jazz, Burgoyne studies the Rubāb; a traditional lute from Afghanistan with Professor John Baily and Ustad Daud Khan Sadozai, the Tabla with Sri Subhajit Brahmachari and is beginning to learn the Oboe. He also works as a professional photographer. 


“It’s plain to see why Burgoyne’s reputation has reached its current momentum”- The Guardian 

“ Burgoyne is a remarkably thoughtful and highly perceptive musician.” - All About Jazz

If you would like to attend the concert at the British Institute Library, please register here or write an email to  


Please note that, following national regulations, all attendees will be required to wear a mask throughout the event.  


This is an in person-only event. 

Registration fee: 20 Euro