b. 5 November 1972, London, Britain. Cowley performed piano from child years, won a scholarship or grant towards the Royal Academy of Music, with age 10 performed traditional music at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. His announced music influences, nevertheless, include performers as varied as James Dark brown, Erroll Garner, Ahmad Jamal and Frank Zappa. From 14 Cowley is at a pub music group and his personal Mission Difficult; from 18 he was in spirit and funk music group Pasadenas, then COMPLETELY NEW Heavies, touring internationally and documenting. As Gemstone Wookie he documented in 1997 as well as the same yr joined up with psych-trance group Green Nuns FROM THE Trend. In the past due 90s, he documented as Freil and collaborated with East Western Connection among others. In 2001, Cowley performed keyboards with No 7, and from 2002 offers led a trio with Richard Sadler (bass) and Evan Jenkins (drums). His music, ‘Rainfall Down Like’, co-composed with Siedah Garrett, was a 2007 strike for the Freemasons. His debut recording using the Neil Cowley Trio, 2006’s Dis-placed, was an ambitious contemporary jazz collection that drew on Cowley’s connection with spirit and electronica. The recording was respectable and continued to earn the BBC Jazz Honours Album Of THE ENTIRE YEAR.