As well as my main instrument the saxophone, I play double bass. I originally took up the instrument with the aim of playing with a classical orchestra and I joined the double bass section of the excellent EMG Symphony Orchestra in 2013. I have continued to play with them on and off ever since. In the last couple of years I have concentrated more on playing jazz bass and have gone on to gig with a number of excellent Southwest musicians including guitarists Kyle Norgate and Jesse Molins, pianist Matt Johns and multi-instrumentalist Marius Rudnick. I’ve performed at Calstock Arts, Ashburton Arts and other venues with cellist & pianist Peter Tamblyn playing both double bass and saxophone on these gigs. I am hosting a regular jazz night, Red Pendulum Jazz at Exeter Phoenix at which I am the house bass player. I have recently taken delivery of a new gamba style double bass made for me by Frome based luthier Martin Penning. Pictures here.
Jazz, double bass, Devon U.K.