| Came 2nd in the 2011 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star'
Young professional jazz trumpeter available for all kinds of dep work. Experienced in Jazz/Big Band/Funk/Reggae/Ska, a good reader and improviser.
Jamie Brownfield, 19, hails from the village of Llanrhaeadr Y.M. in Mid Wales. He started on the cornet aged 9 playing in the local brass band & becoming a member of the senior band when he was 11. Throughout this time he listened to nothing but jazz, aided and abetted by his Grandad, and by the time he was 12 was performing jazz in public, guesting wherever he could at local jazz clubs.
In 2005, when Jamie was 13, he formed his first band 'The JB Quintet' and the following year recorded his first CD 'No Animals Were Harmed......' with them, one of the tracks 'Don't do the Jamie' was co-written by Jamie and his Grandad!
Not wanting to pollute his trumpet with classical music, Jamie took all his ABRSM music grades on his cornet, passing his Grade 8 when he was 15!
Jamie has since been a regular member of various bands and guested with many more including The Merseysippi Jazz Band, Beats 'n' Pieces Big Band and TJ Johnson's Bourbon Kick at jazz clubs & festivals around the country playing all styles of jazz from New Orleans to Bebop!
The Brownfield-Byrne Quintet (the BBQ) - plays straight-ahead jazz with a fresh and youthful enthusiasm for the 'Blue Note' era, hardbop styles. Performing standards and bebop favourites from the 40's and 50's as well as some lesser known contemporary material. You will be hearing a lot from this group in the future, their playing is far more mature than their faces. Jamie, just 18, is already a well recognised trumpet player with a style reminiscent of Clifford Brown, and Liam has learnt a lot from Sonny Rollins. Andy Hulme (guitar) Dave Nick Blacka (double bass) and Marek Dorcik (drums) complete the line-up.
Their first CD 'keepin' it Cool' came 4th in the 'New CD' category of the 2009 British Jazz Awards
Updated: November 14, 2011
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