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By neilmaya, Nov 7 2018 12:29PM

Just a couple of places left on this lovely jazz weekend. Tutors are myself, Andy Hague, Tom Unwin and Lilli Unwin. Get in touch if you would like more details.

Hi and thanks for stopping by!


Music has been with me since early childhood. I feel very privileged to be able to earn my living as a musician. I am currently based in Ashburton, Devon.


As is the way with the arts, I do a number of different disciplines within music. I play soprano, alto, and tenor saxes and clarinet professionally. I teach clarinet, saxophone, jazz improvisation (all instruments) and music theory as well as running various groups including a big band, jazz bands, a clarinet group and workshops (usually with a improvisational slant). I also regularly arrange and compose and partake in quite a bit of band leading. My influences and interests lie primarily in jazz and classical music, but I also love working with salsa, funk, soul, motown, blues and more. Oh and by the way, I read music, play by ear and improvise to a high standard. As of March 2020 as a response to COVID-19 I am now also fully able to teach online via ZOOM (or SKYPE if needs be)  


This site should explain everything. Look around check me out and if you want to know more, get in touch. If you want to see me play live visit my gig diary page.


To check out my availability to hire me for an event you can view the page here


You can contact me on: Tel No. 01364 653782 and 07951 335078  

or email at: [email protected]

My quartet has released three CD's over the years.

To listen to excerpts, some of which are my compositions, and also to purchase CD's check out the quartet website

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