May has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz herself since turning professional in the 1980s.
The group’s debut album, Love & Stillness, was released in the autumn and has been enthusiastically reviewed.
His apparently absent-minded between-song commentaries have endeared McConnell to audiences across Europe.
Bjarni, who has received enthusiastic reviews across Europe for his skilful and emotional music, is a product of the internet age.
The trio formed in 2016 when the group’s singer Sanne Rambags was selected by the Dutch organisation Beaux Jazz to be part of its Next Generation strand.
Garland has worked with top jazz names from both sides of the Atlantic.
All four musicians are graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s jazz course .
The group is the latest instalment of the Going Dutch project, which is continuing to promote jazz musicians from the Netherlands across the UK and Ireland during 2019.
As well as arranging for strings, in recent years Towndrow has gained a lot of experience in composing for large-scale projects.
The ensemble takes its cue from its late founder, pianist Misha Mengelberg, who died in 2017.