Down, Steve

November 9, 2010 § Leave a comment

Steve Down is a performer, session guitarist, composer, and teacher. He graduated from Southampton University in 2006 with a First Class Honors degree in Music. While he was there he was the guitarist for the Southampton University Jazz Orchestra and the University Gospel Choir. He performs original material with Nu-Jazz trio, The Swiss (a Southampton-based Jazz/Fusion band) and regularly takes composition commissions.

His session credits include: Joss Stone, Jonathan Joseph [Pat Metheny, Ricky Martin], Marco Migliari [Peter Gabriel/Stereophonics], Real World Studios, Matthew Scott, Channel 4, Guy Pratt [Pink Floyd], The National Theatre, Keith Emerson, KU records, Chiwawa Records and have performed in UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

As a teacher he lectures composition at Taunton College of Arts and from music theory up to performance for ISCA Media College of Arts.

With Katarina Homberg, he co-runs Grand Avenue Music, a successful Brighton-based function band which performs across the UK.

Website: http://www.the-swiss.co.uk
Contact: Steve Down
Telephone: 07912 697786
Address: 5 St. Anne’s Road, Exeter EX1 2QD
Email: stevedownmusic@hotmail.co.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Swiss/34981149304
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/stevedownmusic
Location: Exeter

Canter, Pete

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jazz saxophone player, saxophone tutor, workshop leader, composer, drummer.

I lead jazz bands from duo up to quintet suitable for all types of function. My jazz bands have appeared in major UK jazz festivals and I am well known on the UK jazz scene. I have released several albums. I compose and record original jazz music for small groups and was commissioned to write a jazz/classical suite for performance by a 10-piece band in the 2010 Exeter Vibraphonic Festival. I teach saxophone from beginners up to advanced specialising in jazz and also teach jazz improvisation and harmony to players of other frontline instruments who have good basic facility. I lead jazz workshops in schools and privately. I am also a jazz drummer available to play with local bands.

Contact: Pete Canter
Website: http://www.petecanter.com
Telephone: 07966 034 884
Address: Exeter, EX4 8LL
Email: lazybirdjazz@hotmail.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/petecanter
Location: Exeter

Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra was established to help young musicians develop skills in and increase their appreciation of big band music. Since then it has expanded into three groups: DYJO1 (aged 14-18), DYJO2 (aged 12-17) and the training group DYJO3. Members are taught improvisation and playing by ear. For musicians of Grade 5+ standard.

Website: http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/learningschools/out_of_school_activities/musicservice/orchestras_and_ensembles/orchestras_and_ensembles-2.htm#dyjo
Contact: Mandy Shobbrook
Telephone: 01392 385601
Email: mandy.shobbrook@devon.gov.uk
Location: Exeter

Mitchell, Colin

August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Piano and electronic keyboard teacher with over 20 years of experience. Colin also teaches music theory, jazz and all types of contemporary music from beginners to advanced, including both Classical and Jazz piano from Grades 1 – 8 from the ABRSM syllabus. Provides lessons in students own homes.

Website: http://www.devonpianolessons.com
Contact: Colin Mitchell
Telephone: M: 07910 628505
Email: cocomitch@aol.com
Location: Tiverton

Daldorph, Andrew

August 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Conductor and musical director. Performer on organ and harpsichord. Composer and arranger specializing in choral and jazz music. Available for weddings and functions. Andrew also has a number of private piano, organ, composition and singing pupils, with a particular specialism in diploma-level tuition.

Website: http://www.andrewdaldorph.co.uk
Contact: Andrew Daldorph
Telephone: 01392 851542
Email: andrew@andrewdaldorph.co.uk
Location: Newton St Cyres

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