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Ian is a jazz trumpet player performing throughout the UK and a well-known jazz educator.

As Director of York Jazz Initiative Ian directs 5 different jazz ensembles for all ages and abilities.

He performs with his band Firebird Quartet and is in demand as a guest soloist at jazz venues around the country and has performed with many great jazz artists including Dennis Rollins, Gary Smulyan, Kate Peters Septet and the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra.

Ian lives in York and is striving to make the city a centre of excellence for jazz education.

“One of the UK’s finest trumpet players…” – Whighams Jazz Club, Edinburgh

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