Born in Leicestershire, Martin Gladdish moved to London in 1998 to take up a scholarship to the jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music. Since then Martin has been a regular on London’s jazz scene, often playing at its best-known venues.
Groups that Martin has played in regularly include:
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Gillespiana, Mitch Winehouse, Steve Waterman’s Big Band, Steve Waterman’s Stablemates, The Don Weller Big Band, Mike Garrick’s Big Band, The London Jazz Orchestra, Cayenne, Roberto Pla’s Latin Ensemble, Ray Gelato (both in the UK and across Europe), Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal big band and Hackney Colliery Band.
And he has recorded or broadcast with:
Jamie Cullum: Pointless Nostalgic, Mike Garrick Orchestra: various, Steve Waterman: October Arrival, NYJO: various, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Band (with Eric Clapton), plus numerous recording sessions across London.
Tom is a freelance trombonist based in London UK.
He grew up in Norwich where he was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral and went to Norwich School before leaving to study Jazz Trombone at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. There he was taught by Ashley Horton, Jeremy Price, Pete Beachill, Purcy Pursglove, Hans Koller and Mike Williams.
After his studies, Tom moved to London in 2013. He is now a well established freelance player, holds the lead trombone chair in the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, is a member of the London Jazz Orchestra, and has recently finished a two year run on the the West End Musical Dream Girls. He is also a member of the Louis Dowdeswell Big Band.
In addition to his freelance activities, Tom has put together other projects such as the Tom Dunnett Sextet. Tom writes original music, drawing from a wide range of influences.
Richard is a freelance musician, based in London UK. Studied at the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester and National Centre for Orchestral Studies London. A specialist bass trombonist and versatile multi instrumentalist on the lower brass instruments of tenor trombone, Eb tuba and Bb sousaphone.
He has over 25 years experience at the cutting edge of the London music scene and beyond and is a ‘very much in demand musician’ for both live and recorded projects in jazz, theatre, popular, film and classical contemporary music.
George Russell’s living time orchestra, Hermeto Pascoal Brazilian Uk band, Carla Bley, Joni Mitchell, Peter Gabriel, Stephen Warbeck, the Chineke! Orchestra, George Michael, Little Mix, James Arthur, Michael Bublé, Django Bates' delightful precipice, Julian Joseph, Mike Gibbs, the Bob Brookmeyer/Ed Partyka jazz orchestra and Dame Shirley Bassey are just some of the artists Richard has worked with, demonstrating a wide range of trombone playing styles.
He is professor of trombone at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, Musician at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, member of the Chineke! Orchestra and bass trombonist in Paul Lacy’s multi award winning - Back to Basie big band.