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Barry Green

Barry studied at The Guildhall and now plays regularly in jazz venues all over the UK, including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street, the 606, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Rooms and The Vortex. He's also played internationally in clubs and festivals in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Turkey, Italy and France. He has headlined at The Cork Jazz Festival with Charles McPherson and at the Berlin Jazz Festival with Ingrid...

Barry studied at The Guildhall and now plays regularly in jazz venues all over the UK, including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street, the 606...

Ben Bastin

Double bassist Ben Bastin is probably best known for his role in driving the band led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Sarah Gillespie, an outfit that also features the extraordinary talents of multi instrumentalist Gilad Atzmon. Bastin makes a significant contribution to both of Gillespie’s albums, “Stalking Juliet†(2008) and “In The Current Climate†(2011). He is also an important component in the success of...

Double bassist Ben Bastin is probably best known for his role in driving the band led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Sarah Gillespie, an outfit...

Ben Brown

“Ben Brown is, without doubt, one of my favourite young jazz drummers. He is musically interactive, highly creative and really listens and supports a performance from beginning to end with great imagination. This young man has a great future of music making ahead of him"- Jean Toussaint

Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Ben's playing encompasses anything from jazz, pop music & hip...

“Ben Brown is, without doubt, one of my favourite young jazz drummers. He is musically interactive, highly creative and really listens and...

BEN CASTLE

Eric Morecambe brought Fiona Dickson into Roy Castle's dressing room, said "Roy this is Fiona and she's in love with you" and left. Roy and Fiona later married and had four children. The youngest of those children is Ben Castle. Ben co-presented a Disney Time TV special with his dad when he was one. After that he retreated from the limelight for a while to concentrate on growing up. That never happened. He started learning the clarinet at...

Eric Morecambe brought Fiona Dickson into Roy Castle's dressing room, said "Roy this is Fiona and she's in love with you" and left. Roy and Fiona...

Ben Crosland

fter leading his Quintet and Octet for over 10 years, to considerable critical acclaim, Ben Crosland formed his Quartet in 2000, in order to further develop his compositional and improvisational skills in a more intimate and challenging setting. The group combines three of the finest Northern based musicians with a player of true international standing. Melodic, engaging compositions by Crosland and Waterman sit alongside contemporary...

fter leading his Quintet and Octet for over 10 years, to considerable critical acclaim, Ben Crosland formed his Quartet in 2000, in order to furthe...

Ben Davis

Ben Davis is a cellist, composer and arrange. He has extensive experience in various music scenes especially jazz. He has toured with Ethiopian "Father of Jazz" Mulato Astake, featured in Graeme Steven's score for the silent film "Sunrise", a series of concerts with saxophonists Gilad Altzman and a tour with Ingrid Laubrock's International octet which included Tom Rainey, Dress Gress, Mary Halverson and Liam Noble.

Ben Davis is a cellist, composer and arrange. He has extensive experience in various music scenes especially jazz. He has toured with Ethiopian...


  http://www.bendavis.info/pages/ben.htm

Ben Waghorn

Bristol born Ben Waghorn started playing at age of fourteen, later joining London based hard bop drummer Tommy Chase in 1989. Ben is an Edition Records artist and is featured heavily with the Dave Stapleton Quartet on the album ‘The House always wins’, which was released to critical acclaim in 2007. He is also currently performing with the Dave Stapleton Trio and Duo, Andy Hague Quintet and Big Band, Resonation Big Band, Jim...

Bristol born Ben Waghorn started playing at age of fourteen, later joining London based hard bop drummer Tommy Chase in 1989. Ben is an Edition...

Ben Watte

Saxophonist Ben Watte plays and composes for The Beat's n Piece's big band directed by Ben Cottrell. They have had nationwide airplay on BBC jazz on 3 and Jazz FM and most recently, won the European Young Artists' Jazz Award, supporting Chick Corea at the Berghousen international jazz festival in Germany. '...and tenor Ben Watte who soared with buckets of soul as well as bop' Jazzwise Ben was born in 1989 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. H...

Saxophonist Ben Watte plays and composes for The Beat's n Piece's big band directed by Ben Cottrell. They have had nationwide airplay on BBC jazz...

Bernhard Schimpelsberger

British - Austrian musician Bernhard Schimpelsberger plays the percussion and composes genre defying music. On his travels around the world he constantly collects new sounds that enrich his manyfold artistic collaborations. Bernhard grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his dedicated years of studies in India that shaped his unique approach to rhythm and music. Under tutelage of Pandit Suresh Talwal...

British - Austrian musician Bernhard Schimpelsberger plays the percussion and composes genre defying music. On his travels around the world he...


  http://www.bernhard.co.at/bernhard.html

Bex Burch

Bex Burch started drumming aged three (in the church choir) and then at seven a chance encounter with a Djembe player inspired her to study percussion. Attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she played in classical groups was introduced to Steve Reich’s riff-based minimalism. Intrigued by the Ghanaian influence on Reich’s music, another chance encounter, with Guildhall orchestral porter, Bill Bannerman, who led to a...

Bex Burch started drumming aged three (in the church choir) and then at seven a chance encounter with a Djembe player inspired her to study percuss...

Big Roll Andy Wood

“Big Roll†was from Arkansas he died a painfull death after being bitten by a rattlesnake who took a dislike to his maracas. Nottingham's Andy Wood is also one of our favourite drummers and jazz tutors.

“Big Roll†was from Arkansas he died a painfull death after being bitten by a rattlesnake who took a dislike to his maracas. Notting...

Bill McHenry

Tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry has become widely known in NY for his work both as a leader and sideman. Born in Blue Hill, ME in 1972, McHenry entered Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy in 1986 and then attended New England Conservatory in 1990, studying with George Garzone, Jimmy Giuffre, and John McNeil. He relocated to NY in the fall of 1992 and became active in the jazz scene. During part of 1996 he lived in Barcelona, collaborating on a...

Tenor saxophonist Bill McHenry has become widely known in NY for his work both as a leader and sideman. Born in Blue Hill, ME in 1972, McHenry...

Billy Marrows

Billy is a guitarist and award-winning composer/arranger recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music.

Billy is a guitarist and award-winning composer/arranger recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music.

Brandon Allen

"Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition." Tony Hall (JAZZWISE) "His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument- from Hawkins to Brecker- he's got em covered." Frank Griffith (London...

"Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition." T


  http://www.brandonallen.co.uk

Brian Dee

Pianist Brian Dee was born in London in March, 1936 and took up serious piano playing after his RAF service finished in 1956. By the late 1950s he was gigging with Lennie Best, Dave Morse and Vic Ash, joining the Harry Klein - Vic Ash Jazz Five in March,1960. He was with the group until May, 1961, later working with Bobby Wellins and Tommy Whittle before leading his own trio at the Establishment Club in London until 1963. He toured with Tubby...

Pianist Brian Dee was born in London in March, 1936 and took up serious piano playing after his RAF service finished in 1956. By the late 1950s he...

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Brigitte Beraha

"A great musician, Brigitte Beraha uses her voice like an instrument in the tradition of people like Flora Purim, Tania Maria and Esperanza Spalding. " Julian Joseph, Jazz Line-Up, BBC Radio 3

Most musicianly singer Brigitte Beraha performs as both "sideman"and as a leader in an ever-expanding range of projects, from straight ahead jazz-singing jazz standard songs with lyrics, to more...

"A great musician, Brigitte Beraha uses her voice like an instrument in the tradition of people like Flora Purim, Tania Maria and...

Bruce Adams

BRUCE ADAMS (Trumpet and Flugelhorn): Not only is Bruce one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendously affable companion. A band-room with the Glaswegian Mr. Adams present is a happy and riotous place. His stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations reflect an early immersion in show-biz, and a keen eye and ear for the many quirks of human nature. His stories are populated by a...

BRUCE ADAMS (Trumpet and Flugelhorn): Not only is Bruce one the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, he is also a tremendo...


  http://www.bruce-adams.co.uk

Buster Birch

BUSTER BIRCH has a degree in music from the University of London and a post-graduate diploma in jazz performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has been a freelance professional musician for over 20 years in a variety of musical genres and has performed at virtually every major concert hall and jazz club in London as well as international festivals, toured in over 30 countries and appears on 25 albums. He has lectured at Trinit...

BUSTER BIRCH has a degree in music from the University of London and a post-graduate diploma in jazz performance from the Guildhall School of Music...


  http://busterbirch.com/

Byron Wallen

Byron Wallen was born July 1969 in London, England while the Apollo 11 crew were on their way to the moon. Raised in a musical family, as a small child Byron studied classical piano. He also played euphonium but then switched to trumpet, studying with Peter Ruderforth in London and with Jimmy Owens, Donald Byrd and Jon Faddis in New York in the mid to late 80s. In 1992, Wallen graduated from Sussex University with a degree in psychology...

Byron Wallen was born July 1969 in London, England while the Apollo 11 crew were on their way to the moon. Raised in a musical family, as a small...

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