Steve Waterman

Steve Waterman Plays:

  • Geneva Waterman Trumpet
  • Geneva Signature Trumpet
  • Geneva Waterman Flugel Horn

 

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“Steve Waterman has come up with it again. He spans the spectrum of moods and tones from the melodic, mellow flugel horn, to the crisp, tuneful and technically superb trumpet playing.”

 

 

Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene.

 

Steve has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs under his own name;

  • BUDDY BOLDEN BLEW IT
  • A PASSING GLANCE - with Jeff Hooper
  • NIGHT LIGHTS
  • OUR DELIGHT
  • OCTOBER ARRIVAL
  • STABLEMATES
  • OUT OF TOUCH
  • DESTINATION UNKNOWN

 

Steve has worked with John Surman’s Brass Project recording a CD on the ECM label

  • THE BRASS PROJECT

Steve has toured Europe playing at many of the major Jazz Festivals with the Carla Bley Big Band and recorded two CDs for the ECM label;

  • BIG BAND THEORY
  • CARLA BLEY GOES TO CHURCH

Other performers that Steve has regularly worked and recorded with include;

  • ANDY SHEPPARD
  • TONY COE
  • VICTOR MENDOZA
  • MAL WALDRON
  • GRAHAM COLLIER
  • MIKE GARRICK
  • DON WELLER
  • JOHN WARREN
  • COLIN TOWNS & ROBIN JONES
  • JEFF HOOPER

 

As a composer Steve has had a number of commissions ranging from small group to big band. These include compositions for;

  • the big band PENDULUM (formally the Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestra) - which can be heard on the CD PENDULUM.
  • CONCERTO FOR CONGAS - commissioned for George Haslam's MELTDOWN featuring Robin Jones as the soloist. This was released on CD in 2001 for the SLAM label.
  • Steve has also composed a number of pieces for ROBIN JONES' KING SALSA, which can be heard on the CDs CHANGO (PARCD 502) & ACHÉ (RPRCD001)

 

In December 2002 Steve and Baritone Sax player George Haslam were invited to perform at the Havana Jazz Festival as guests of Chucho Valdes with a Cuban big band – the band, with up to 25 members, fronted by Bobby Carcassés with many of the greatest Cuban jazz musicians, played 3 concerts in Havana and Santa Clara; the programme included Waterman directing his ‘Concerto for Congas’ and works by Cuban Jazz composer Jorge Triana Hdz.

 

Steve is also professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama. Steve runs his own Annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend with Alan Barnes, and also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK and in Spain, Finland, Latvia, South Africa and Cuba.

Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, and was again this year placed in the BBC British Jazz Awards once again.

 

For more information on Steve's annual Contemporary Big Band Jazz Weekend Click Here

 

 

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