Dan Taylor

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Trumpet player based in Hertfordshire/London. Experienced in playing many styles of music and also a keen arranger.

Dan is a trumpet player who has recently completed his BA (Hons) degree at the University of Chichester, graduating with first class honours, studying under renowned London-based trumpet player Fraser Tannock. Dan has a passion for many different genres of music, and is very comfortable in the symphony orchestra, brass ensemble, big band and everything in between. He has been a member of several different orchestras at the university and has also played in the pit for several shows including Sweeney Todd (May 2015), The Producers (January 2016) Guys and Dolls (December 2016) and Legally Blonde (2017) He has played trumpet in a number of Hertfordshire County Youth Music groups, including: - Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra (Principal Trumpet) - Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia (1st trumpet) - Hertfordshire County Youth Brass (Principal Cornet) He has also had experience of orchestral playing since he was 14, playing 1st trumpet in the North Herts Youth Orchestra and the Hertfordshire Schools' Symphony Orchestra, which included a performance of Gershwin's "Cuban Overture" at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Hertfordshire Music Service's 2014 Gala Concert. Dan has been heavily involved in his university's music department, playing 1st trumpet for the Concert Orchestra, Pops Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, the latter of which has taken on works such as Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" and Holst's "Beni Mora" Suite. During his sixth-form years, he also played trumpet for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy Big Band. Outside of playing the trumpet, Dan is a keen arranger in all styles; his arrangement of "Oleo" the Sonny Rollins jazz standard, has been performed recently, as well as his larger-scale arrangements of several Snarky Puppy tracks. He also arranges in a classical style, having just arranged 3 movements of Schumann's "Kinderszenen" for string quartet. He also composes, arranges and plays trumpet for the Sussex-based funk band, Beatroot. Dan has recently begun studying for his MA in Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where he has been awarded a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship. During his time there, he aims to continue to improve his technique on the trumpet in a classical setting, alongside working on his jazz and lead trumpet skills. Repertoire that he is currently working on includes: Halsey Stevens - Trumpet Sonata Plog - Trumpet Concerto

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Jazz, Pop
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Trumpet, Flugelhorn
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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