'Snappersnipes' is a New Jazz Quartet featuring the compositions of bass player Ralf Dorrell.

Ralf was sixty in 2019 and has decided that this next period of his life should be focussed on composing and performing rather than teaching music.

Following 35 years of leading jazz workshops and 7 years of running the jazz degree courses and big bands at Bath Spa University, the year 2019 also coincided with the successful completion of his PhD in Jazz Composition. After a long period of planning and careful consideration, he hand-picked the players, Robert Brian (drums), Guy Shotton (piano) and Gethin Liddington (trumpet), to create this new band to bring his new compositions to life. 

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