Available from a straight-ahead jazz setup (sax, piano, bass and drums) to an acoustic Bossa Nova setup (sax / flute / vocals, guitar and cajon) and everything in between, and offering quartet, trio, duo and solo options, the ensemble has expanded their repertoire to a 350+ songs spanning popular music and jazz from 1920s to today, Great American Songbook, Bossa Nova ('New Wave'), Samba and Brazilian music, Latin, salsa, soul and funk.
Raised in Stroud, south west England, Rory & His Jazz Band were brought up on a diet of Celtic folk, musical theatre and jazz. He wrote his first songs aged seven, took up the piano aged nine, alto saxophone aged eleven, clarinet aged sixteen, tenor & soprano saxophone aged sixteen and flute aged eighteen.
Rory & His Jazz Band studied saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music with Rob Buckland, Andy Scott, Mike Hall and Julian Arguelles as the second recipient of the Martyn Edwards Scholarship for Jazz. During this time, Rory & His Jazz Band performed with the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band, appearing with Chris Potter, Pete Long, Norma Winstone and Johnny Dankworth, and attending masterclasses with Andy Sheppard and Bob Mintzer.
After graduating with distinction in 2009, Rory & His Jazz Band enjoys a busy career performing and recording with his own projects and as a freelance musician, appearing at events (private & corporate), festivals and venues throughout the UK.
Rory & His Jazz Band has worked in a variety of fields ranging from big bands and contemporary music groups to DJs, jazz and world music ensembles, party bands and musical theatre productions to promotional and media work, studio sessions and saxophonic / symphonic wind orchestras and quartets. Highlights include entertaining the athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games and appearing onstage in a production of The Blues Brothers: A Musical Tribute at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.
Bossa Nova & Brazilian
Jazz & Popular
Latin & Salsa
Soul & Motown
Bossa Nova & Brazilian
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