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 played with the orchestra until 2016 and studied classical playing with several teachers including David Heyes and Yuri Goloubev. Since then I have concentrated 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 the house bass player at Red Pendulum Jazz, my new jazz night at Exeter Phoenix. I have started playing with EMG Symphony Orchestra again and will be in the bass section for a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s Menuet Antique at Exeter Cathedral on 13th April 2019.
I presently have a new double bass under construction.
Jazz, double bass, Devon U.K.