Josie Simmons is a graduate of the 'Guildhall School of Music and Drama' and finished with an overall first in 2005. She now works as a freelance performer, composer and educator and enjoys working on a variety of musical projects.
As a composer her music has been played on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Solent plus performed in several countries which include the UK, Canada, China and France. As a saxophonist and woodwind player she has performed a variety of genres with many eclectic artists and ensembles which include Marici Saxes, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yazz Ahmed, London Irish Band, Planningtorock, London Jazz Orchestra, Sarum Orchestra and Joan As Police Woman at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Vortex Jazz Club, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin In The Fields, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and BBC Television Centre. Josie has also pre-recorded or performed live on various radio stations which include Classic FM, BBC Radio 3, Radio X and BBC Radio 2.
As an educator, Josie teaches at various schools which include St Albans School and The London Oratory School. She has also deputised at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, Farleigh School, St Benedict's School and St Swithun's and is currently one of the tutors for the Hampshire Jazz Centre.