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Jamie Crook

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Musician

www.jamiecrook.com

As Trumpet players go I'm a bit of an extrovert. I like entertaining crowds and I'm always up for a bit of dancing on stage. I'm very versatile and have a wide range of experience with function and originals bands and I can play in a huge variety of styles. I have gigged all over the UK and in Europe as well as in the USA on board Disney Cruise Line's ship the Disney Wonder in their house band playing trumpet and keyboard. I have also worked for P&O Cruises aboard the Ventura. I am a perfectionist and expect the highest standards from my playing. I also put a lot of style into my music ensuring that I can give you a variety of sounds depending on the mood of the music or occasion. Most importantly though I'm very easy to work with and a good laugh to have around!

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Moondance Trumpet Solo

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Physical Details

Height:
185 cm / 6ft 1in
Waist:
91 cm / 36in
Weight:
85 kg / 187 lbs
Shoe size:
10.0 UK / 11.0 US / 44.5 Euro
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair colour:
Brown
Skin colour:
White
Hair length:
Short
Eye colour:
Grey
Hair type:
Curly
Chest:
101 cm / 40 in

Experience

2013
  • Disney Cruise Line : Trumpet and Keyboard, Miami, USA
2012
  • P&O Cruises : Trumpet and Keyboard, Southampton, UK
  • Disney Cruise Line : Trumpet and Keyboard, Los Angeles, USA
2010
  • Trinity College of Music : MMus (Perf.) in Trumpet Performance (Andy Hendrie), London, UK
2005
  • University of Surrey : BMus (Hons) in Trumpet Performance (Alistair Mackie), Guildford, UK
2001
  • Reeds : Trumpet Performance (Paul Newton), Cobham, UK

Music

Loving That Man of Mine

EMG Acoustics asked me to put a Flugel line on their track. Here's the final result!

Trumpet ability:
  Expert
Tuba ability:
  Beginner
Trombone ability:
  Beginner
Composer ability:
  Expert
Horn ability:
  Expert
Producer ability:
  Expert
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country
Influences: Michael JacksonJill ScottJamiroquaiTower Of PowerMiles DavisStevie WonderEarth Wind And FirePat MethenyDizzy GillespieWynton MarsalisThe Brand New HeaviesMaynard Ferguson

I am a versatile Trumpet player who can play across all styles whether it's Pop, Jazz or Classical etc. I have worked for Disney Cruise Line on board one of their cruise ships the Disney Wonder as a trumpet and keyboard player in their resident house band Super Fi. I have a repertoire of around 300 songs covering all types of genres both on keyboard and trumpet. I was awarded Musician of the year 2012 at the Disney Wonder Crew Awards in recognition of my contribution to the music on board the ship and my commitment to excellence towards musical standards of performance.

I am an experienced function band player and I'm able to write my own charts for horn sections. These can either be the same as the original track or new parts. I can also sing backing vocals if needed when I'm not playing. Bands I've played with recently include:
Super Fi, Souled Out, Uncle Funk, Glitter Ball, Everyday People, Rocksteady , The Alex and Phil Extravaganza and Legacy.

I am also an experienced show player most recently working in a fringe production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Ovation Theatre in Highgate, London. The show was nominated for 12 OffWestEnd awards and received excellent reviews. The musical supervisor for this show was Michael England. I have played in several big bands over the years. Most recently with Hot Orange based in Mile End in London who have a strong reputation within London for attracting some of the best players.

I have recorded for many sessions and artists and like to remain active in recording as much of my playing as possible.

In 2010 I worked for China Town Arts in a production called Piccadilly Revisited at the Linbury Theatre in The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I have recorded the Trumpet lines so they can tour this show internationally starting in February 2011.

I was also part of a live performance in the last series of Big Brother in the UK where I played Flugel Horn.

Please visit my website www.jamiecrook.com

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