corto.alto is the brainchild of award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer Liam Shortall. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, this genre-defying producer brings together Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Electronica, Dub and Punk influences with an informed Jazz sensibility.

His latest E.P release ‘Not for Now‘ (Released November 2021), amassed over 1 million streams across digital streaming platforms, as well as receiving multiple plays from Gilles Peterson‘s show on BBC Radio 2, as well as plays on BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, Worldwide FM and more. corto.alto has also been awarded ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Release’ in the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2020. This release has also seen editorial playlist support from Spotify (State of Jazz, Jazz UK, 21st Century, Fusion Fest), Apple Music, Deezer, and magazines such as JazzWise, Disco Pogo, Snack Mag and Jazz Revelations.


22-24 June 2023 – Glastonbury Festival – UK – TICKETS
15 July 2023 – Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival – Edinburgh – UK – TICKETS
28 July 2023 – Kendal Calling – Kendal – UK – TICKETS
6 August 2023 – Edinburgh Fringe by the Sea – Edinburgh – UK – TICKETS
20 August 2023 – Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons – UK – TICKETS
1 September 2023 – Jamboree – Barcelona – Spain – TICKETS
14 October 2023 – Jazz CafĂ© – London – UK
20 October 2023 – Strange Brew – Bristol – UK


The project’s live incarnation sold out London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club earlier this year, as well as playing dozens of live performances at festivals such as Love Supreme, We Out Here, Kelburn Garden Party, Edinburgh Jazz Festival and Shambala. corto.alto have also embarked on two UK Tours, selling out shows in Bristol, London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester.

AGENT: Agnese Daverio

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