The Band

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Sarah Ellen Hughes

ASJ18Sarah was a professional singer for 12 years, during which time she sang principal vocals for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, amongst other bands.
She also won the international jazz singing competition ‘Jazz Voices‘ in 2011. She has released 3 albums and sung for various people including Cleo Laine and Quincy jones. 
She is now a primary education music teacher in Hertfordshire.

Andre ‘Saxman’ Brownflyer

André is a saxophonist and singer performing internationally with his events band Entourage at exclusive events and celebrity parties. He recently featured on gospel-jazz pianist Emmanuel Waldron’s “All Seasons”. André also plays Baritone sax in Bassment Project whose first album came out in April 2014 and they performed at the San Javier Jazz Fest summer 2014. They can be found jamming every 3rd Thursday Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s. http://www.andresaxmanbrown.com

 Ray Butcher

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Ray is a trumpeter who plays jazz and nightclub music. He’s recorded a
trumpet solo with US Christian artist Chris Tomlin and Martin Smith on the Billboard 200 number one album ‘Burning Lights’, for their joint song ‘Gods Great Dance Floor‘. His TV performances include performing in a jazz ensemble on ‘Landgirls‘.

Phil Wain ASJ30

Phil regularly performs with his trio at venues across London including their pioneering venture with Waitrose Bar, Granary Square Kings. He is also a regular member for the All Souls Orchestra playing music for worship and events at All Souls Langham Place.  Outside of music he is the editor and main content contributor for London’s Best Coffee appwebsite and Caffeine magazine. He has reviewed a number of records for the No Treble website.

 

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Is an extremely talented pianist and composer who teaches music at Francis Holland School, Regents Park. He has performed with many bands across the country and has written music for various events.

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Jon is a passionate musician who has recently become Assistant Pastor at Kennet Valley Free Church having finished training at Oak Hill Theological College. Jon studied music at Southampton University and whilst there was the principle drummer for SUJO, alongside MD Joe Stilgoe on piano, performing at the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals. Having studied drums under Roger Nobes he performed with NHYJO under Roger’s direction and during this time was privileged to have performed a ‘drum off’  in concert with Animal (from the muppets) AKA Ronnie Verrell.

 

 

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Having performed with the Junior Jazz Group at the Royal Academy of Music every Saturday he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience under Nick Smart. With this group he played at venues including Pizza Express Jazz club (Dean Street) and Ronnie Scott’s. He then became lead alto in ‘The Jazz Funk Collective’, touring with them for three years around London and Ireland performing at venues such as The Blue Note, The Boom Boom Room and Galway Jazz club. Soon after he was accepted onto the Jazz course at Trinity Laban, one of Europe’s top music college’s. For four years he studied under renowned musicians including: Russell Van Den Berg, Jason Yard, Mark Lockhart and Jean Toussaint. He currently leads his own group ‘The Samuel Eagles Quartet’ which performs regularly around London and the UK. His critically acclaimed debut album ‘Next Beginning’ has been released on the renowned F-IRE Label, launched at Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho) in The EFG London Jazz Festival.

 

 

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