Thursday, August 21, 2014

Anna Drysdale – Horn

May 25, 2012 by Steve  

A 20-year-old native Londoner, Anna now studies at RCM with Sue Dent and John Ryan. She also studies improvisation with Jim Rattigan, supported by the Peter Hinkley Trust. She has played with the Wally Fields Jazz Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and is one of the only horn players to have appeared at the [...]

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Bob Dowell

Trombonist/arranger/orchestrator/educator, from north London Worked with and recorded for bands/artists including.. Dizzee Rascal, Dr. John, The Streets, Paloma Faith, The Bays, Dub Colossus, MosDef, The GoTeam!, Kate Nash, The Pipettes, The Big Sounds, Mike Garrick Bigband, Gareth Lockrane Big Band. London Jazz Orchestra, Tom Richard’s Jazz Orchestra, Alex Wilson Salsa Orchestra, Mali Latino, The Will Collier Septet, The Heritage Orchestra, Katerina & The Waves, Down To The Bone, The Heart Strings, Daniel Beddingfield, Barefoot, SaintSaviour, Black II Basics, The Brothers Ignatius, The Coalminers, Mamas Gun, The Cinematic Orchestra, DJ Yoda, Monty Norman (James Bond Theme) Earl Thomas, UNKLE, Kevin Mark-Trail, Ministry of Sound, The Monastery of Sound,.

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Callum Au

January 12, 2012 by Steve  

Callum Au is a professional trombonist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger. A member of NYJO from 2005, he held the lead trombone chair with the band from 2008 – 2012, and contributed over 50 charts to the band’s library. He was taught by ex-Syd Lawrence trumpet player Terry Reaney, and has since studied with jazz trombonist [...]

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Chris Valentine – Trombone

May 25, 2012 by Steve  

Chris Valentine, born in 1993, from Baldock, Hertfordshire, is currently studying for a performance degree in the trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.  Chris has been attending NYJO rehearsals since August 2006 and has come through from the ranks of NYJO 2 into the main band and currently has the 4th trombone chair. I’ve found that [...]

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Claire Mcinerney

Claire is a young established musician and a graduate of Trinity College of Music. Based in London, Claire plays all the saxophones, flutes and clarinets, working in television, studio, West End shows, Big Bands, symphony orchestras and jazz arenas.

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Gill Burgoyne

My parents shared their love of Big Band music with my older brother and I from an early age, and I was hooked on recordings of Stan Kenton,Woody Herman and Jimmy Dorsey. Presented with the opportunity to learn the clarinet aged 9, I applied myself to the classical charts.

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Henry Armburg-Jennings

March 8, 2010 by admin  

Henry Armburg Jennings started playing trumpet (and piano) at the age of 5 and fifteen years later, at the age of only 20, he is already one of the hottest talents to emerge on the British jazz scene having opened the London Jazz Festival 2008 at the Bulls Head in Barnes.

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Jack Dring

Year of birth: 1992 Although a late starter with the trumpet, in the 4 years that Jack has been playing he has quickly developed an individual sound and style sure to serve him well in his future as a professional musician. Under the tuition of Steve Waterman, he is quickly finding his feet at the [...]

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James Copus – Trumpet

May 25, 2012 by Steve  

James Copus is 17 and was born in Maidstone, Kent. With a mother as a concert pianist and father as a French horn player with the London Symphony Orchestra he started taking trumpet lessons at the age of 8. He was introduced to jazz at 14 through the Wynton Marsalis CD Hot House Flowers and [...]

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James Larter

James started playing percussion at the age of 11 at the Royal College Junior Department and has played with county ensembles such as the Northamptonshire Youth Concert Band and Zingaresque: a world music group. He also plays for National Youth Wind Ensemble and is a reserve for the National Youth Orchestra. He took part in the LSO St. Lukes Academy 2009 and was in the percussion final of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010. He also plays drum kit, violin and piano and is currently studying for his GCSE’s.

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