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by Roger Farbey
Gareth Lockrane started playing the flute at the age of ten and having played in various bands, he went on to study with Eddie Parker, Mark Lockheart and Hugh Fraser at the London's Royal Academy of Music from 1994 to 1998. Lockrane was a member of the UK's renowned National Youth Jazz Orchestra from 1995 to 2001 contributing compositions and arrangements to this legendary big band. He worked with the likes of the James Taylor Quartet, Anita Wardell, Gwilym Simcock, ...read more
by Duncan Heining
Few musicians have developed successful careers in jazz playing just flute. You might think of Herbie Mann, Hubert Laws and Bobbi Humphrey, but only Jeremy Steig, Paul Horn and James Newton spring immediately to mind as artists who have achieved credibility with both fans and critics in their work. We can now add 36 year-old British flautist Gareth Lockrane to that brief list.Lockrane hails from Stoke-on-Trent, in Britain's North Midlands. It's not a prepossessing kind of place. Justly ...read more