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Hi there! I'm a freelance trumpeter, composer and arranger currently based in London/Sheffield. Leader of jazz band AJB (A Jazz Band).
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I studied Music with Employment Experience at the University of Sheffield, and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 2018. I love to perform music, and Jazz is a big love of mine. I started out playing the trumpet at 8 years old, and during lessons I learnt how to play Classical Trumpet. In my teenage years I discovered Jazz, and listened more and more. I gradually started to subconsciously imitate the playing of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis in my own playing, listening to their improvisations to inspire my own. I started a function band called AJB (A Jazz Band), and over 3 years we've gigged in a number of big venues. We regularly play at Bungalows and Bears, for jazz nights as well as private corporate events, and have been booked at the Hilton, Holiday Inn and the Student's Union for private parties. I compose and arrange music, so if you have a required setlist we can definitely deliver!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Jazz fusion, Acoustic, Electronic, Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Opera
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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Caroline W, 1 year ago

"Loved the jazz band, plenty of old classics, smooth sounds and a great atmosphere." "The jazz band were fantastic, easy to listen to and we loved being able to get up and dance."

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Caroline W, 1 year ago

Jazz can be very much an acquired taste - some love it, some loathe it. Upon reading that there would be live jazz at the ITI Conference reception, I was intrigued. As it happened, the live band entertained us with a pleasant, middle-of-road kind of accessible jazz that went well with conversation but was also spirited enough to motivate a colleague to drag me onto an improvised dancefloor. All in all a hugely enjoyable evening at the Bungalows and Bears in Sheffield!

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