Graham Hunter

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I'm a full time musician and teacher based near Southend in Essex. My main instruments are Trumpet, Flugel & Valve-trombone plus vocals

Graham is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, teacher, session-musician & Live sound-engineer. Graham’s main instruments are; Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve-trombone, Mellophone (a forward-facing French Horn), Blues harmonica plus lead & backing vocals. That’s not all though, Graham also plays/teaches; Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Bass-guitar, Nylon-strung Guitar and the whole valved brass instrument family. Being an expert sight-reader & improviser, adaptability and professionalism is the name of the game and Graham strives to ensure bookers, audiences and band-leaders get what they want. Bands that Graham is currently in: The Alvin Jones Band : The Graham Hunter Cool Jazz Quartet (laid back melodic jazz by Chet Baker et al) The Graham Hunter Jazz-Funk 4-tet (Jazz, Funk & Latin instrumental & vocal tunes) The Essex Blues Brothers (5 or 8 piece band) Graham’s Solo act. Vocals & Brass with backing tracks (performing Rat-pack, Buble, easy-listening pop) The Soul Ladies Collective (9-piece band) SLiJO (Southend Little Jazz Orchestra) featuring Pat English on Vocals (9-piece swing band) The Mervyn Wright Jazz Orchestra (12 piece or 18 piece big band) The Atlantic Band (Trumpet) Various freelance live work: Annie’s Jazz Club. I’ve been privileged to play with the following artists: Liane Carroll (Multi-award winning singer/pianist) Ted Beament (Humphrey Littleton, Spike Robinson, Al Cohn, Don Rendell) Derek Nash (Jools Holland) Digby Fairwether Mick Foster Shanti Paul Jayasinha Ian Thompson Jazz at The Bardeswell, Brentwood. I’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside: Paul Higgs Hillary Cameron Laura Holland Blues Band (Trumpet, Flugel & Blues Harmonica) Carol Braithwaite Jazz Chanteuse (Brass & Vocals) The Mystic Soul Band (Trumpet & Flugel) The Zoltans (jump-jive band) The Goldmaster Allstars (Reggae/Ska band) The Ken Turner Big Band The Fred Fair Big Band The Heaters (Brass, Harmonica, Backing-vocals & Keyboards) Previous Projects Include: Turntable (Jazz-funk band featuring Kenny Baxter & the world-class pianist Pete Jacobsen Billy Fury Years (Touring theatre show) Junior Jump & The Bottom Line Stud 100 (Soul Band) The Heaters (Brass, Harmonica, Backing-vocals & Keyboards) CFS / CFL (Funk Band) with Gary Plumley (Sax Appeal) Export (Jazz-funk band) with Dave Mascall (Guitar) and Graeme Turner (Sax) Graeme Culham Big Band The Bassey Brothers (Brass & Wind Synth) The Musician’s Union Big Band (Trumpet & Flugel) Jackson Sloan’s Rent Party – Jump Jive Band (Trumpet) The All Crucial British Soul Band (Trumpet & Flugel) Studio Recording work includes: The James Taylor Quartet (tracks on albums “In the hand of the inevitable” & Hammond a go-go – The Best Of Acid Jazz) Snowboy Primo Nelson (tracks on the album “4 Funk Sake”) The Gold Master Allstars (tracks on the album “Narcolepsy”) Dave Mascall (tracks on the album “Acid Lounge 3” The London Underground (various tracks for this dance-based act) Freelance live sound-engineer work includes: Shakatak (1980’s jazz-funk-pop chart-toppers) Hamish Stewart (The Average White Band) Freddie Vee (The Average White Band) Derek Nash (Jools Holland, Sax Appeal, Protect The Beat, Picante) Peter White (Smooth jazz star, Al Stewart, Matt Bianco, Lee Ritenour) Oli Silk (Smooth jazz star, Anastasia, Michael MacDonald, Dave Koz) Dave Ital (Gary Barlow, Incognito, Chaka Kahn, Level 42, Sugarbabes)

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, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Pop rock, Bossa nova, Latin, Ska
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Sound technician, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250