ABRSM Scales Update

My guides to ABRSM trombone scales are now available up to Grade 8. Download your copy for FREE, here.

Meeting Septura

An interview with members of Septura: bass trombone player Dan West and Artistic Directors Simon Cox (founder, trumpet) and Matthew Knight (trombone).

Orlando de Lassus: Requiem a 5; Motets (review)

This project reveals Orlando de Lassus’ less familiar Requiem for five-voices as a deserving centrepiece, completed by his own plainchants and motets along with a new arrangement for organ of John Bennett’s madrigal, Weep, O Mine Eyes.

The Big Shake-Up

The Big Shake-Up exists to try to bring English finesse to the brass traditions of New Orleans and combine that with an exciting big band sound. This blend has already earned the group a reputation as one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting brass ensembles.

Rath Trombones turn 20

The iconic capital letter ‘R’ has become a symbol of great craftsmanship among the trombone world thanks to Michael Rath; the man behind Britain’s only trombone manufacturer.

Preview: Cumnock Tryst 2016

Two extraordinary ensembles will feature as artists-in-residence at Sir James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst festival 2016.

Embassy Brass (photographs)

I joined the fantastic Embassy Brass quintet for the afternoon to photograph their demo recording session.  You can find my…

LSO Brass Ensemble (review)

Appearing in the ten-part line-up that was pioneered by the legendary Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the London Symphony Orchestra brass…

LSO Brass Quintet (review)

Barbican, London | Thursday 23 January, 2014 Tonight, the Barbican welcomed a chamber group from its resident orchestra: an unusually…