A saxophonist and graduate of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, Chelsea Carmichael is also a self-taught composer and arranger. In 2019, she was invited to join the label of Shabaka Hutchings, a pillar of the London scene and musical director of the Montreux Jazz Academy 2021. Filled with hypnotic saxophone sounds, her debut album, The River Doesn’t Like Strangers, is deeply inspired by her Caribbean heritage. As well as her own band, Chelsea has been part of the SEED Ensemble, nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 2019, and collaborates with Theon Cross and Neue Grafik Ensemble. Chelsea Carmichael is also involved in education, with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Goldsmiths University in London.