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Percy Pursglove

Jazz Tutor (Jazz Musicianship, Rhythm Class, Ensemble Coaching)

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
c/o +44 (0)121 331 6902

After graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire’s BMus (Hons) Jazz course with first class honours, Percy obtained a scholarship to study Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School University, New York City. During his stay in New York he performed with numerous ensembles including The Duke Ellington Orchestra at Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, the knitting factory and the Rene Marie Big Band at Town Hall.

Having returned from New York, Percy is now working as a freelance jazz musician/composer/arranger/recording artist (trumpet/double bass), visiting lecturer at the Birmingham Conservatoire, director of the National Youth Jazz Wales, artistic co-director of Harmonic Festival, music for youth mentor and improvisation clinician.

Some of the most recent artists and ensembles he has performed and recorded with include Evan Parker, Steve Swallow, Mark Dresser, Dan Weiss, Chris Potter, Django Bates, Bill Frissell, WDR Big Band, Vince Mendoza, Thomas Morgan, Peter Erskine, Claudio Roditi, Phil Woods, Matt Brewer, Amy Winehouse, Elbow and BBC Radio Big Band.

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