Joel Godfrey

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Freelance trombonist, who can cover all musical styles including: orchestral, classical solo, jazz, pop and contemporary. Based in London.
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Joel Godfrey's musical journey began at the Junior Guildhall before earning a scholarship for his degree at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2012. There, he studied under Rob Holliday, Simon Cowen, and Roger Cutts. In his third year, Joel attended the Hochschule für music und Theatre in Leipzig, studying with Berlin Philharmonic trombonist Thomas Leyendecker. Notable highlights from his final year included performing in a Christian Lindberg Masterclass, playing with the RNCM Big Band at the International Arts Festival in Malta, and being part of the RNCM Trombone Choir, the first British ensemble to win the ITA Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition. In 2021, Joel was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Masters at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied under trombonists Richard Watkins, Anthony Howe, and Amos Miller, all holding senior positions with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet. During his final year, Joel had exciting placements with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the NEXT study scheme with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and the CBSO. During his time studying, Joel immersed himself in a wide variety of musical genres, including solo classical, orchestral, opera, jazz big bands, contemporary ensembles, and function bands. Currently based in London, Joel enjoys a diverse range of freelancing opportunities and teaching engagements. Recent performances include playing with the Mozart Symphony Orchestra, local orchestras, and function bands.

Joel's Reviews

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Phillip M

Excellent performance playing Mozart requiem.

Jason S

Joel was superb for our function band. He greatly contributed to the atmosphere of the gig.

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Joel's Song list

All the things you are
Abide with me
Autumn Leaves
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Rule Britannia
Bluebells of Scotland
Variations on Barnacle Bill the Sailor
I'll Fly Away
Piece in Eb
Arban 12
Variations on the Carnival of Venice
David - concerto
Pryor - blue bells of Scotland
Sulek - sonata box Gabrielle
Waber - romance
Larsson - concerto
Tomasi - concerto
Jan Sanstrok - Sang til Lotta
Peasley - arrows of time
Greenwood - the acrobat
Berstein - Elegy for mippy
Guilmant - morceau Symphonique
Marcello - sonata No. 4
Orchestral extracts
Mozart - magic flute
Mozart Reauiem
Ravel - bolero
Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique
Brahms 1-4
Holst - the planets suite
Tchaikovsky 4-6
Mahler 1, 2, 3, 5
Bruckner 7, 8
Rosinni- William tell
Saint-Saens - symphony No 3
Elgar 1, 2
Elgar - Enigma Variations
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

Joel's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£75
Up to 2 hours£125
Up to 3 hours£187.50
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins for acoustic playing.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to pay acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can certainly try to accommodate but will need some notice. Regardless I am a very accomplished sight - reader.
Classical, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Film / TV music, Fanfare, 1940s era music, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental
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Concert, Wedding, Theatre / Show
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Instrumental teaching
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