Head of Jazz
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Jeremy Price (born 1970) studied at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has since followed a career as a freelance trombonist and jazz educator. Jeremy has been Head of Jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire since the Jazz Department was established in 1999 and wrote the Conservatoire's first ever BMus (Hons) Jazz programme in collaboration with Mark Racz, now Vice Principal of the Royal Academy of Music.
As a performer Jeremy has worked with, among others, Stan Sulzmann, Mike Gibbs, Randy Brecker, Ken Wheeler, Billy Cobham and David Murray and is also a member of the London Jazz Orchestra and has worked for London Sinfonietta and the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Renga Ensemble. On the session scene, Jeremy has played for Tony Bennett, Robbie Williams and Jessye Norman.
As an educator, Jeremy is the author of the Associated Board's Jazz Ensemble series Jazz Works and has also written material for International Music Press. He is a frequent guest tutor at residential jazz courses at home and abroad, including the National Youth Jazz Collective and is increasingly involved with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Jeremy has recently joined Arnie Somogyi's Mingus group, Scenes in the City, with fellow frontline instrumentalists Alan Barnes and Toni Kofi. At their last festival gig in August 2011, Times jazz critic Alyn Shipton credited Jeremy with "solo of the day".