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UNKNOWINGLY HEROES - SIMON COWEN

The third instalment of the 'Unknowingly Heroes' series features a player that started his musical career in the brass band movement, and...

UNKNOWINGLY HEROES - CHRIS GOMERSALL

The second in this series of interviews is with a player I've only relatively recently had the joy of getting to know. Chris Gomersall,...

UNKNOWINGLY HEROES - MARTIN WILSON

One of the lovely things about having a bit of free time recently is that it has enabled me to do things I’ve wanted to do, but never...

LOCKDOWN NOODLING

Just a few noodlings from the recent lockdown period.

TAKE A BREAK

Playing and teaching trombone have been a major part of my life. It's consuming, it's constant, the daily rigmarole of personal practice...

SEASONS GREETINGS

Dear all, Just a brief line to wish you all the very best for the upcoming festive period. I hope the New Year contains lots of music...

CORNWALL RE-CALLING

I recently received an e-mail from a trombonist friend of mine in Japan, who enquired if there were any videos of my performances with...

BACON SIZZLING

This morning I received a lovely email from a brass player who currently suffers from discrepancies in his tone and was looking for...

LONG TONE MONOTONY?

Why do we have to practice long tones? There are numerous benefits available to us from the inclusion of long tones in our practice...

RON BARRON IN CONVERSATION...

This is an interview I conducted a few years ago when principal trombonist Ron Barron retired from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. I...

JP3320 RATH TROMBONE

Over the past couple of months I've had a number of students ask for my thoughts on the JP 3320 Rath trombone. I completed a detailed...

CORNWALL CALLING

Last weekend Maestro Richard Evans invited me to be featured soloist with the Mount Charles Brass Band from St Austell, Cornwall. The...