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Steve King

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About Steve

Trumpeter
Halesowen
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Steve is currently available for performing, arranging commissions, teaching and workshops.

Steve King is a well-known figure on the Midlands musical scene. Like many brass players he spent his formative years in the Brass Band world before forming the Steve King Big Band in his late teens. In his early twenties he also began a seven year stint as lead trumpet with the nationally acclaimed Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. With these and other aggregations he has toured extensively in this country and in Europe, appearing at the major Jazz Festivals together with broadcasting many times on Radio and Television. He has appeared with many of the greats in the U.K. including John Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher, George Chisholm and Kathy Stobart, together with international stars such as Barney Kessel, Al Cohn and Karin Krog. He has always been in demand as a lead trumpet and featured soloist with bands too numerous to mention here, and as a Charter member of the Jazz Education Network works on an ad hoc basis with bands across the Midlands together with being engaged as musical director with a rehearsal band based at Birmingham University. Steve concentrates most of his time these days on running his own highly successful big band which is in constant demand for high quality engagements of all kinds. Amazingly, he finds time to arrange music and, in addition to featuring them with his own band, his charts can be found in band books throughout the country, together with being used in the floor shows of many cruise liners.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Vintage, Spanish music, Tango, Samba, Scottish music, Salsa, Latin, Mariachi
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Instruments:
Trumpet, Arranger, Flugelhorn, Piccolo trumpet, Cornet
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

We have a repertoire of over 1500 pieces in all styles.
We will be happy to send a playlist based on your requirements
Swing
Night & Day
Cole Porter
Jazz
Mocking Bird Rag
Walter Melrose
Swing
Woodchoppers Ball
Joe Bishop
Swing/Jazz
Corner Pocket
Freddie Green
Swing /Jazz
C Jam Blues
Duke Ellington
Swing
Caravan
Duke Ellington
Swing
Stompin'at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Jazz
After Youve Gone
Creamer / Layton
Swing
Route 66
Bobby Troup
Swing
My baby Just Cares For Me
Swing
In The Mood
Andy Razaf
Swing
American Patrol
F W Meacham
Ballad
Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller
Jazz
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller
Ballad
Georgia
Hoagy Carmichael
Swing / Jazz
Perdido
Juan Tizol /Duke Ellington
Swing
Basin Street Blues
Jazz
Petite Fleur
Sidney Bechet
Jazz
So What
Miles Davis
Jazz
Four
Miles Davis
Jazz
My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers
Jazz
Night In Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Ballad
All The Things You Are
Jerome Kern
Jazz
All Blues
Miles Davis
Pop
Pencil Full Of Lead
Pop
Smooth Operator
Adu/St John
Pop
It's Not Unusual
Mills/Reed
Pop
The Locomotion
Goffin/King
Edit
Pop
Dancin 'in the Street
Pop
Dance the Night Away
Pop
Valerie
Pop
Perfect
Mark E Nevin
Pop
Bend Me, Shape Me
English/W

Reviews

From customers:

Anne P, 2 years ago

Everyone thought you were wonderful. Perfect for the occasion.

Paul (, 4 years ago

I don't know how many fans you had in Kettering before playing at our wedding, but we can assure you that their ranks have been swelled enormously by your performance.

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