b. 13 Dec 1978, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Towndrow started playing alto saxophone at age 12 while at senior high school in Airdrie, that was after that his house. After participating in a master course with tenor saxophonist Tommy Smith he started hearing jazz. After graduating from the Country wide Jazz Institute of Scotland as well as the School of Strathclyde, Scotland, Towndrow spent a calendar year their studies at the Berklee University Of Music in Boston, USA. His tutors possess included George Garzone and Joe Lovano. A strikingly gifted saxophonist, Towndrow started attracting extremely favourable vital and interest and market acclaim in the first 00s, helped by his self-produced documenting debut, First Impressions. Furthermore to leading his very own trio and quartet, he also shows up as an associate from the Scottish Country wide Jazz Orchestra as well as the Royal Scottish Country wide Orchestra. Among rings and music artists with whom he provides performed will be the Poor Plus, playing the music of Ornette Coleman, and Geri Allen. In 2002, he gained the Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize and was also receiver of a offer from Jazz Providers with which to invest in a 2003 UK tour along with his quartet. In July 2003 he was a finalist in the Globe Sax Competition in the Montreux International Jazz Event, winning the general public Reward with most viewers votes.