Surrey Mozart Players

Saturday 2 February 2019 - The Electric Theatre , Guildford : 7.30pm

Steve Waterman ................ Composer and Soloist

Steve is undoubtedly one of Britain’s top jazz trumpet players. He began his career while studying at Trinity College of Music, playing with the European Community Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Since then, he has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene with John Surman, Andy Sheppard, Tony Coe, Carla Bley, Don Weller and many others.

He has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs under his own name as well as a number of CDs under the ECM label with John Surman’s Brass Project and Carla Bley. As a composer Steve has had a number of commissions ranging from small group to big band. These include a number of pieces for Robin Jones’ King Salsa and a Concerto for Congos, commissioned for George Haslam's Meltdown, which Steve directed and performed at the Havana Jazz Festival with a Cuban big band featuring many of the greatest Cuban jazz musicians.

Steve Waterman has won numerous BBC British jazz awards over the years and is very committed to Jazz education. He is professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama, and has co-written a highly acclaimed Jazz Trumpet tutor book. Steve runs his own Annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend, and also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa and Cuba.

"A delight to hear an accomplished technician & possessing a beautiful sound" Crescendo magazine

David McCallum ........................ Guest Conductor

David successfully combines flourishing careers as a conductor, presenter and workshop leader, with a long established career as an orchestral trumpeter.

David conducts regularly at the Royal Opera House. He made his ROH/BBC4 debut with the ROH2 production of Pinocchio in 2006, following that with Will Tuckett’s Wind in the Willows and Cathy Marston’s Ghosts. Since then David has conducted ROH Learning productions of Firebird, Still Life at the Penguin Café, Swan Lake and La Fille mal Garde. As a conductor for dance, David has worked alongside Cathy Marston, Will Tuckett, Christopher Carr, David Pickering, Morgann Runnacre-Temple and Christopher Hampson.

David has also guest conducted for English National Ballet, conducting Giselle, and The Nutcracker; the London Gala Orchestra both conducting and presenting their New Year Viennese tour; and has conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra for their ever-popular Music Mix concerts. He has worked closely with choreographer Will Tuckett, violinist Clio Gould, horn virtuoso David Pyatt, Aled Jones, the BBC Singers, the Orchestra of the ROH, the South Bank Sinfonia, Chris Moyles, and Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood from Blue Peter.

Increasingly enthusiastic about communicating with audiences, David works regularly with the BBC, the ROH, and the Phoenix and Thames Reach Youth Orchestras in Essex as an animateur and presenter. Most recently he has led community music sessions for the BBC and Alzheimer’s UK; has helped develop important partnerships with the Thames Reach Youth Orchestra around the ROH hub in Thurrock; and conducted and presented master classes for the ROH/RNIB partnership, communicating the dance and music behind many of our most popular ballets, including Firebird, Still Life at the Penguin Café and Swan Lake.

David studied music at King’s College, London, trumpet, performance and conducting the Royal Academy of Music, and is an Alumni of the Orkney Conductors Course (2009).