News — Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Artist Spotlight: Chris Storr - Trumpet Player
Chris Storr is one of the most respected and sought after trumpet players in the music business, having played and recorded with more popular artists than you can think of, from Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Billy Ocean to Massive Attack. He’s performed and toured with the greats, and still called upon for active duties within a host of main stream bands including King Creole and the Coconuts, Jools Holland’s Rhythm And Blues Orchestra and his own band Fillet-o-Soul.
We catch up with a rather tired Chris Storr after a recent 5 week UK tour as trumpet player in the Strictly Come Dancing Band, a stripped back version of the band in the TV Series, but none the less demanding.
Interview: Lars Mullen
Artist Spotlight: Derek Nash - One of the Finest Award Winning Jazz Saxophonists
Derek Nash is in the music business, he’s also a respected writer, arranger, record producer, recording engineer, band leader and runs his own Clowns Pocket recording studios. Oh, and he’s been in Jools Holland’s’ band for over 11 years, he’s the leader of Sax Appeal which is still gigging flat out after 35 years, as is his band Protect The Beat, he’s a member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion and is quite excited about his new album with Acoustic Quartet. Are we proud he uses a Fusion bag... you bet!
Read the full interview here
Artist Spotlight: Winston Rollins - Trombonist at Jools Holland’s Band and much more
As one of the music business’s nicest guys within the world of brass players, Winston Rollins has an enviable CV, having been in bands like Aswad, Courtney Pine, Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies and Incognito. Not one to keep still, Winston is also a trombonist in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, whilst running his own studio and his own big band.
Read the full interview with Winston Rollins here...
Artist Spotlight: It's all blow for Phil Veacock
Phil Veacock is best known for his work as tenor saxophonist and musical arranger in Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, a position he’s had for over 21 years.
If you’ve seen the band live, or on the BBC’s ‘Later With Jools Holland’ or indeed, on the channels annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny, he’s the one centre stage, giving subtle cues to the rest of the band whilst still playing the sax, what a guy.
Read the full interview here...