Gemma Buckenham – MD NYJO Jazz Ensemble

Gemma Buckenham – MD NYJO Jazz EnsembleGemma is a trumpet player and music educator. Hailing from Lincoln, she was inspired to start learning the trumpet as a child after seeing NYJO perform.

Gemma has worked in the U.K and internationally with many pop artists including Marc Almond, Roy Wood, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan. She has performed in musicals and theatre shows in the West End and tours ranging from ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ to ‘An Evening of Burlesque’. She performs music from different genres. Other credits include touring the U.S.A in ‘Pandemonium’ produced by the creators of ‘Stomp’.

Gemma composes and arranges music and has written for, amongst others, U.S.Blues Artist Earl Thomas, Marc Almond and P&O Cruises. As a music educator she conducts music workshops, teaches brass and conducts youth and adult ensembles.