Robin Sunflower's DNA
Thursday 14th February 2019 9pm
Number 39 is once again more than pleased to welcome our old friend Robin Sunflower who has appeared previously in several different bands. But tonight he adds a new outfit to the list as Robin Sunflower's DNA featuring two high achieving jazz musicians namely Adrian Ingram and Darren Dutson-Bromley.
Robin Sunflower started playing the Harmonica in the 80's and joined the legendary blues band Victor Brox and the Blues Train. After hearing the amazing playing of Toots Thielemans Robin made the transition to the button-activated sliding bar Chromatic Harmonica. Robin has played with some well known artists including John Heliwell (Supertramp), Suns of Arqa and Kirsty Almeida. He is now working on a number of projects soon to come to fruition which range from Spaghetti Western music to Trance.
You can learn more at the excellent Robin Sunflower Website which has plenty of videos to give you a preview.
Darren Dutson-Bromley studied both jazz and classical guitar in Leeds and has worked professionally as a performer ever since. In 1996 he worked for the Princes Trust where he performed with both Prince Charles and Jools Holland, which led to a number of television appearances. Also working as a composer and arranger Darren has been commissioned by the National Museum of Photography Film and Television to compose the music to the play Electronic Colours and music written by him has been used by Yorkshire Television.
Enjoying the life of the performer, various collaborations in both the jazz and classical fields have allowed Darren to perform extensively throughout the country and abroad. Recent appearances have included Milan, the Edinburgh Festival, Southport Jazz Festival, Didsbury Jazz Festival, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Scarborough jazz festival. Darren's recordings include the solo guitar CD 'My Romance' and the Ronnie Smith album 'Ludamus' also featuring Tina May, Bosco De Oliveria, Pat Bettison and the London Session Orchestra.
Darren currently lectures in music at Bradford College and teaches guitar at the Yorkshire Music School. He has also written a book 'Chords, Substitution and Chord Melody' and produced an online teaching resource called 'GuitarBytes' He regularly contributes to the magazine Just Jazz Guitar. Pleasure your ears with the sound clips on the Darren Dutson-Bromley Website.
Adrian Ingram is widely recognised as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar writing extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College. Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music.
His books include definitive biography of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery, and The Gibson L5, it's History and Players. Adrian has produced a wide range of educational material e.g. Modem Jazz Guitar Technique (Hampton), Cool Blues and Hot Jazz (Warner Bros.) and a suite tracing the history of jazz guitar: Jazz Guitar Cameos (Mel Bay Publications, Inc.). He is also the authorised biographer of Luthier Robert Benedetto. He has written countless magazine articles and columns. He was a regular columnist and consultant for Guitarist, music and is a reviews editor for Just Jazz Guitar. He has also contributed to Classical Guitar, 20th Century Guitar, Vintage Guitar Classics, Vintage Guitar and Guitar.
His international reputation as a player and teacher was consolidated by clinics and workshops at major festivals (New York, Arlington, Cork, Philadelphia, etc.). Adrian also performs with leading jazz musicians with whom he has made a variety of recordings, and participated in radio and TV broadcasts. He is featured on the first jazz guitar DVD with guitarist John Pisano - Live at Wakefield Jazz (Mel Bay Publications). There's more on the Adrian Ingram Website.
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