A brass quintet based near Cambridge & Haverhill, UK

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Trombone - Will Hutchinson

Will Hutchinson started playing the trombone whilst at school in Lancashire. As well as making his way through the ranks of his local brass band (Blackburn & Darwen), Will was also active in county ensembles and in local musical and operatic productions.

On leaving the north-west, Will switched codes and became an orchestral player. He was principal trombone of Cambridge University's first orchestra and a member of Fitz Swing, the University big band. Highlights from this time include performing Derek Bourgeois' Concerto for Three Trombones, Strings & Percussion; appearing at the Vienne International Jazz Festival; accompanying services in Kings College Chapel; and playing from the towers of Great Court in Trinity College.

Will holds theory and performance diplomas from Trinity College London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is currently dividing his time between TUBE, Haverhill Silver Band and masterminding a colourful array of schemes.