Small Ensembles

In 2018 I was invited to participate in Mike Durham's International Classic Jazz Party in Whitley Bay.

I am responisble for around half of the arrangements on the Pasedena Roof Orchestra's 2016 album 'Live from London'.

In 2015 Pete Cater formed The Ministry of Jazz, a septet performing an eclectic programme, for whom I play trombone and have written most of the arrangements.

I was invited to appear as a soloist at the 2012, 2013 & 2014 Norwich Jazz Parties, and 2013 featured a set of my nonet arrangements.

In 2012 Matthias Seuffert and Alyn Shipton formed the Buck Clayton Legacy Band, of which I'm a member and continue to contribute to their library.

In 2011 I became a member of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and continue to tour with and write for the orchestra.

In 2009 Ian Bateman and I formed the five trombone band The Bone Supremacy which features Mark Nightingale and often Winston Rollins. Most of the arrangements we perform are mine.

Other notable musicians/bands I have performed with include Alan Barnes, Acker Bilk, Ray Gelato, the Frank Griffith Nonet, Keith Nichols, Karen Sharp and the Don Weller Electric Octet.

Large Ensembles

I'm a member of Back to Basie and the big bands of Frank Griffith, Gareth Lockrane and Don Weller.

In 2012 Robert Fowler formed a recreation of the Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band. In addition to being one of the trombonists, I was heavily involved in transcribing/preparing the music for this project.

In 2008 I toured with Michael Feinstein's UK band.

Throughout the Autumn of 2006 I toured with the Tony Hadley Big Band.

In 2005 I toured Spain and France with Pete Long's Gillespiana and Lew Soloff.

Other notable musicians/bands I have performed with include Michael Garrick, the Johnny Keating Orchestra, Stan Tracey and the London Jazz Orchestra.

Other Styles

In 2010 I was trombonist with, and assistant MD to Elio Pace on BBC Radio 2's Weekend Wogan.

My credits as a session musician include Albert Lee, Shakin' Stevens, Katrina Leskanich and Incognito.

I've depped on various shows including Crazy For You, Five Guys Named Moe and The Rat Pack.

I have a home studio and am able to record trombone for projects remotely. This version of the Taskmaster Theme is an example of my own recording and production.

My Instrument

I use an Earl Williams Model Six which dates from the early 1980s and my mouthpiece is a Warburton 10M top with a T5* shank.

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