Olivia Murphy is a saxophonist and composer based in Birmingham, UK.
After gaining a place at the prestigious Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015, Olivia had the good fortune to receive tuition from John O' Gallagher, Mike Williams, Percy Pursglove and Ed Puddick before graduating in 2019.
As a performer, Olivia regularly plays on the Birmingham scene and is a member of Birmingham Jazz Orchestra. Her sextet has also recently played at Birchfield Jazz Festival and The Spotted Dog and in November recorded new material for a 2020 release. Olivia has always had a passion for composition, becoming the first and only two time winner of the coveted RBC Jazz Composition Prize (2018 and 2019). In March 2019, Olivia debuted The Virgil Suite for her Almost Big Band (a 13 piece large ensemble featuring Percy Pursglove) at Eastside Jazz Club in Birmingham. Olivia is quickly becoming a sought-after composer and has recently been working on music for Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra in The Shape Of A Pear, and her own sextet.