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Matt Ward

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About Matt Ward

Young and experienced trumpet player with over 10 years of professional experience. Available for orchestral, session, or function work!
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Bexleyheath

Matt Ward is a recently graduated musician from the University of Oxford, and has over 10 years of professional trumpet-playing experience. Matt is proficient in a range of musical styles; he has performed across the country in orchestral, fanfare, jazz, funk, and RnB capacities, amongst some of the finest youth ensembles such as at Junior Guildhall, NYMT, NYWO, LSO Next Gen. Most recently he has been the principal trumpet in the Oxford Uni Orchestra, Oxford Uni Jazz Orchestra, Oxford Brass Quintet, funk band DFO, and the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra. He has played at numerous famous venues and events, such as the London Olympics Opening Ceremony, Oxford's Encaenia Ceremony, and the Barbican. Matt is perfect to book for a variety of trumpeting needs - orchestral section work, big bands, small jazz gigs, fanfares for ceremonies, and funk bands for party and function work!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Funk rock, Rock, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Cruise
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Jazz:
Billie's Bounce
Black Orpheus
Caravan
Cold Duck Time
Cut the Cake
French Spice
Love For Sale
Maiden Voyage
Moanin'
Naima
Oleo
Ornithology
Spain
Orchestral:
Mahler
Strauss
Bruckner
Stravinsky
Shostakovich
Beethoven
Borodin
Mozart
Brahms
Fanfare:
March for the Ark
Encaenia
St Edmundsbury Fanfare
Funk:
I Want You Back
Ain't Nobody
Best of My Love
Blame it on the Boogie
Crazy In Love
Dancing in the Moonlight
Mr Magic
I Wish
Signed Sealed Delivered
Tailfeather
Sir Duke

Prices

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£260

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Benjamin N, 1 year ago

Matt has performed in several events for Merton College, Oxford, including classical concerts, chapel services, and Christmas events. He has been a reliable player for us, always bringing professionalism and quality to our musical events.

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Susannah S, 1 year ago

Matt performed a variety of fanfares for the University of Oxford's prestigious Chancellor's Court of Benefactors Ceremony. He was reliable and professional in both his organisation and playing ability. I would definitely use his services again, and often recommend him to other colleagues.