Dan Coulthurst was raised in a musical family and started learning the Trumpet aged 8. After initially perusing a keen interest classical music, Dan found his true passion in Jazz – particularly Big Band. During his time at Leeds College of Music (2015-2018), Dan had the opportunity to study and perform with a variety of musicians including Steve Fishwick, Ian Ballamy, Mark Chandler and Baptiste Herbin.
As well as being a member of a variety of Big Bands during his time in Leeds, Dan was also eager to develop his skills in small group improvisation and composition. Dan lead and composed for his own band, the Dan Coulthurst Quartet, whose highlights include playing at Wakefield Jazz Festival and supporting Mike Williams and Tria Lingvo as part of Jazz Leeds. In addition to Jazz, Dan is also passionate about Soul and Pop music. He is a member of the nu-soul outfit Mamilah, who have released two EPs and performed at a variety of festivals including Boomtown and El Dorado.
The Trumpet 4 Chair is supported by Bella Rangel Callan.