A list of some of the bands I am currently involved in:
Fervour is a 5 piece that I lead, playing original music which draws on influences from the jazz tradition alongside the earthy grooves of blues, rock and more. It features myself on trumpet, Ben Lee (guitar), Andy Bunting (piano), Nick Jurd (bass) and Euan Palmer (drums). We released our debut album, Taking Flight, on 5th April 2018. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, we were able to record it at the renowned Real World Studios and launch it with a tour of top English jazz venues. Check out the album here:
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
The SNJO is directed by legendary saxophonist Tommy Smith and widely considered to be one of the foremost contemporary big bands in Europe, having shared the stage with the likes of John Scofield, Gary Burton, Joe Lovano, Kurt Elling and Peter Erskine. Find out more here.
Young Pilgrims is a rock induced brass band led by trombonist Richard Foote. We have played at the Paris, London, Glasgow and Manchester jazz festivals, as well as Love Supreme and Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival. Check out our debut album here:
Calum Gourlay Big Band
The Calum Gourlay Big Band plays monthly at the Vortex Jazz Club, and features some of the best musicians from the London jazz scene. The repertoire is primarily made up of Calum’s own stunning arrangements.
Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra
The Mike Fletcher Jazz Orchestra features top musicians from both the London and Birmingham jazz scenes. They perform Mike’s groundbreaking original music, alongside collaborations with the likes of Anna Meredith, Andrew D’Angelo and Dan Weiss. Find out more here