Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop: Tom Walsh

Where: Lasalle College of The Arts, 1 McNally Street, Rochor, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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Tom Walsh, mentor (United Kingdom) - trumpet

Tom Walsh is based in London, where he graduated from the Jazz Course at the Royal Academy of Music with First Class Honours in 2013. The inaugural recipient of the Humphrey Lyttelton Jazz Prize, an award for outstanding jazz performance, he has also received other awards including the Wolfson Prize (2012) and the Alumni Development Award (2013).

Walsh was appointed the lead trumpet chair in the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra where he worked with the band alongside international jazz luminaries such as Benny Golson , Branford Marsalis , Kurt Elling , Bob Mintzer and Mike Stern . He has also played lead trumpet with the WDR Big Band and Vince Mendoza, and some of the UK's other top big bands including the BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott 's Jazz Orchestra, NYJO and the Mark Nightingale Big Band.

In the West End, Walsh has played on multiple shows including “Wicked,” “Sinatra: Live On Stage,” “Dreamgirls,” “Show Boat” and “Beautiful.” In 2013 and 2014, he played lead trumpet live on the X Factor Big Band shows. In pop and commercial music, Walsh has played and recorded with the likes of Van Morrison, Blur, Mark Knopfler, Jessie J, Jamie Cullum, Gary Barlow and Shirley Bassey. In February 2014, he co-produced and played at a series of concerts with Al Jarreau at London's famous Ronnie Scott 's Jazz Club.

Having recently returned from studying with Jerry Hey in Los Angeles, Walsh is currently working from his home-studio recording, composing and arranging for multiple projects including his own horn section.

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