Multi Award-Winning Composer
Arranger and Orchestrator
Photo: Carl Hyde (Ronnie Scotts)
"There is no doubt Bates has mastered the skills of composing for large forces"
Peter Bacon, Jazzwise
"Impressive and inventive..."
John Fordham, The Guardian
"A True Talent"
Winner of the Ivor Novello Award for Jazz Composition (December 2020)