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Artist Spotlight: Madonna Mallon - Trombonist at London Metropolitan Brass Band

Madonna Mallon Trombonist at London Metropolitan Brass Band

Cold Play. There’s something about Christmas carols being played live by a brass band, the soothing dreamy purr of a French horn, the wispy liquid slur of a mellow trumpet to the throaty drawl of the trombone, then there’s the joyful thrum-pump parp parp sonic characteristics of the big brass tuba.

A congested London Paddington Station on the Eve of said festive occasion, was indeed looking like a train strike had just been announced as I arrived. My first thoughts were, at least I have relaxing music to listen to while they sort it out.

Artist Spotlight: Winston Rollins - Trombonist at Jools Holland’s Band and much more

Winston Rollins with Fusion Trombone Gig Bag

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...