A site dedicated to saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Biscoe, featuring his activities and the various musicians he works with.
Heribert Leuchter and Kate Westbrook have worked together on a number of projects including Heribert's KlangWeltReligion performed in the Christus Pavillon at the Expo 2000, Hannover. They collaborated on a music-theatre piece, Reich durch Arm, commissioned by WDR, and premiered in Aachen. Kate is also guest vocalist on The Heribert Leuchter Trio album 'Reset'.
Accordionist Karen Street has worked with Mike & Kate Westbrook in various ensembles from Westbrook & Company's Platterback to Bar Utopia and The New Westbrook Orchestra's Chanson Irresponsable.
Vocalist/ Trumpet player Phil Minton has a long history with Kate & Mike Westbrook. From the early 1960's in the Mike Westbrook Orchestra to Solid Gold Cadillac, the Brass Band, and a much later Mike Westbrook Orchestra.
Alan has played in various Westbrook ensembles over the years and has appeared on many albums including Citadel/Room 315, The Westbrook Blake, Glad Day and Bar Utopia. Alan is a member of the Mike Westbrook Band which has been performing concerts of Mike's 1989 reworking of the music of The Beatles in 'Off Abbey Road'.
Alan Barnes has appeared on Mike Westbrook's "The Orchestra of Smith's Academy" CD and Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout". His website "Woodville" has news, photos, gig lists and a discography. Keep up to date with the activities of one of the UK's finest reedmen here.
Guitarist Brian Godding has worked with Kate and Mike Westbrook on numerous projects which include Citadel/Room 315, The Cortege, Pier Rides, London Bridge is Broken Down, On Duke's Birthday and more recently with the "resurfacing" of Off Abbey Road. His site includes a history of his long career, with information about "Happy Days Productions" where you can buy rare recordings.
Bassist Steve Berry's site. Steve has worked with Mike & Kate Westbrook in various Westbrook Orchestras and features in the The Orchestra of Smith's Academy, Bar Utopia and more recently in choral performances of Glad Day - settings of the poetry of William Blake.
Westbrook Orientated Links
Musical Archive with scores of all major Westbrook compositions
Webmaster Frank Eichler's site centres around a full Kate & Mike Westbrook discography with track listings and also includes clippings from various sources.
Musicians Who Work, or Have Worked With the Westbrooks
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Claire Kidwell)
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF
Tel: 020 8305 4425
Fax: 020 8305 9425
National Jazz Archive
The archive holds magazines, posters, letters, concert programmes, photographs and memorabilia mainly about British Jazz. Kate and Mike Westbrook have donated a large amount of their own material to the archive.
Jazz Institut Darmstadt
The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt is Europe's largest public research archive on jazz. It holds specialized books, periodicals, sheet music, records, photographs as well as posters and other memorabilia. Kate and Mike Westbrook have donated material to the archive.
Wedmore Opera who staged the premier of Kate & Mike Westbrook's opera Jago in July 2000.
If you are looking for jazz groups in Melbourne or classical/popular brass groups offering music for festivals, clubs, concerts, fun and outdoor events, solemn and ceremonial occasions, weddings... then our good friend Don Jordan can help you.
GENERAL JAZZ LINKS
The legendary club has re-opened in Dalston, North London.
The world famous jazz night club set in the heart of London's Soho and presenting jazz music of international standard. The club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009.
Still presenting fine Jazz at Warwick Arts Centre and the Biggin Hill Pub.
Falmusic - Fully interactive site for the many talented musicians and lively venues in the vicinity of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. News and other input is welcomed county-wide. Webmaster and writer are into jazz and blues but are open-minded.
DESUK - The Duke Ellington Society UK - "All for the love of Duke".
The award winning violinist, Billy Thompson has his own site. Billy appears on Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout and more recently has become an essential performer in the choral version of Glad Day.
Composer and vocalist, particularly focussed on composing for the voice exploiting its potential to cross genres to great effect. She composed the music for "The Riddle" from Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout album.
MIKE WESTBROOK'S UNCOMMON ORCHESTRA
features some of the finest West Country musicians. Here are some member's websites
The website has information about Billie's albums and also gigs and albums with "The Multiple".
Apart from playing in the Big Band, saxophonist Roz Harding is the alto sax tutor and Musical Director for 'Jazz Project' and the 'Jazz Ambassadors' at Exeter College plus small band and saxophone coach for the 'Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra'.
Double bass player Marcus Vergette is a sculptor, film-maker and composer.
Drummer Coach York's website shows that he is much in demand with many gigs in Devon.