Gareth is a trumpeter, conductor and videographer based in Birmingham. He is currently in his 4th year of study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tuition of Percy Pursglove. He holds a key role in all the conservatoire large jazz ensembles including the RBC Ellington Orchestra and the RBC Afro Cuban orchestra. As well as playing, Gareth conducts the RBC Big Band helping classical students bridge their way into jazz.
From a young age, Gareth was involved with the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra and has performed as a number of international stages such as The Royal Albert Hall, Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia) and The Montreal Jazz Festival (Switzerland). His influences include Maynard Ferguson, Till Bronner, Wynton Marsalis, James Morrison and Clifford Brown.
The Trumpet 2 Chair is supported by Tony Gordon-James.