Shanti Jayasinha

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Shanti is extremely experienced in Latin, Brazilian, Jazz and World Music. He plays trumpet and cello.
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Shanti studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Watson, Tim Garland, The Brand New Heavies, The Stereophonics and Basement Jaxx. He has played in concert with members of the Buena Vista Social Club, including Ruben Gonzales and Cachaito, also appearing with Frank Emilio Flyn’s ‘Los Amigos’. He has also played with Matt Bianco, supported Wayne Shorter, performed with LPO and the BBC Concert Orchestra, composed for the ABRSM jazz syllabus, and contributed transcriptions to John McGlaughlin’s DVD ‘The Gateway to Rhythm’. He has worked extensively with Alex Wilson, touring the UK and Europe, supporting the Afro-Cuban Allstars, the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, and recording on 5 of Alex’ CDs. He is on the staff at Centre for Young Musicians in London, is MD of a world music project for Essex and Cambridgeshire music services, has been a visiting lecturer at the Guildhall and an external examiner at the Royal College of Music. He has a CD out on Candid Records, entitled ‘Round Trip’ and a book of elementary world music trumpet tunes, ‘Trumpet Globetrotters’ published by Oxford University Press.

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Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Folk, Christmas, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Asian music, Balkan, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, Indian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Merengue, Polka, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Spanish music, Tango, Classical
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Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Community music worker
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Shanti's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£375

Shanti's Reviews

From customers:

The G
4031 years ago

Shanti Paul Jayasinha is a bright-toned and nimble trumpeter who enhances various UK world-jazz and crossover bands

David C
14 years ago

Shanti Paul is an extremely versatile Trumpet player.....he played as a very strong and thrilling lead trumpet for me in the West End. He is equally happy in a classical set-up or where he needs to improvise. He plays with his brain as well as his brawn. Top.