This is a jazz trumpet player with a hugely successful pedigree! Damon Brown before leaving London to find fame in SE Asia, was often referred to as one of the UK’s leading instrumentalists. Manchester born, he studied at Leeds College of Music and later at London’s Guildhall Music School. His early professional career saw him form the hit acid jazz combo PUSH and experimental jazz ensemble KILLER SHRIMP. Damon also performed regularly with Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, The Specials and the Pasadena Rood Orchestra - so you see his influences and reputation spread across many genres and styles. For our concert, Damon will concentrate on the more melodic side of the bebop repertoire plus some beautifully crafted and arranged older style melodies from the Great American Songbook. Expect outstanding trumpeting and a truly gorgeous, deep and cool vocal from this fabulous musician. Damon’s rhythm section comprises young genius pianist Tommy Scott, bassist Paul Jefferies and drummer to be announced.
We will be observing Covid-19 government guidelines.
Originally from Ireland, Pianist John Donegan spent many years based in the extremely musical city of Bristol jazz where he became a much respected performer and composer on the circuit before his other career in Banking took him to London and overseas. He’s now very much back in England from where he travels to perform in his native Ireland and the rest of Europe and he’s creating fantastic music still as a pianist and as a composer with several great recordings to his name. His latest offering - A Kite for Kate - is dedicated to his daughter and brings together five (plus John equals six) musicians from his career in the jazz world over the last 30 years. This very fine CD contains fabulous swing tunes, bebop, a waltz and some Latin pieces all of which he’ll be playing for us at this very special concert.