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Born in Luton, David started playing the trombone aged 8. He attended Luton Sixth Form College before getting a place at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012. David has now graduated with a First Class Degree (BMus Hons) in July 2016.

 

David was born and raised in Luton through a musical family. He attended Bushmead Primary School and Icknield High School before studying at Luton Sixth Form College. David picked up the trombone aged 8 and had lessons throughout his school life. As well as playing in multiple school ensembles, David attended many different youth bands including Big Bands, Wind Bands, Brass Bands and Orchestras. He was a regular performer at the Music For Youth festivals and performed with the Luton Youth Jazz Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Receiving grade 8 distinction in year 12, David then went to study at the prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire on the Bmus Hons Jazz course. David is heavily involved within the Birmingham Jazz scene and plays in multiple small bands in and out of the Conservatoire. He also gained the lead trombone chair of the Jazz Orchestra in his second year of study along with a chair in the Birmingham Jazz Ensemble and Tom Haines Jazz Orchestra. David gigs regularly across the U.K with the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra and with his own small band.

 

Further outside Birmingham, David was delighted to attend the Englesholm Winter Jazz Camp in Denmark in 2015 where he studied with Jazz legends such as Dick Oatts, Jeff Ballard and James Genus. Closer to home at the Conservatoire, David has been coached by Jazz greats such as Jeff Williams, Mark Turner, John Riley, Elliot Mason, Mark Nightingale and George Colligan and is taught regularly by Jeremy Price, Ashley Horton, Hans Koller and Percy Pursglove.     

 

In recent years, David has been lucky enough to perform at many prestigious events and venues, such as Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Southport Jazz Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many others.

 

David also made it through to the top 20 in the 2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year competition.  

 

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