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The Ryan Quigley Big Band has established itself as one of the most exciting and vibrant large ensembles in the UK. Ryan Quigley over the last ten years has become one of the most well known and in demand trumpet players on the UK music scene. From playing lead trumpet in a big band to sitting in an orchestra to becoming one of the best jazz musicians in the country, Ryan seems to be at home in any musical situation. Touring and recording with the likes of Vince Mendoza, The Metropole Orchestra, George Michael's Symphonica, Sharleen Spiteri, Bob Geldof, Michel LeGrand, Ronan Keating, Curtis Stiegers, Eddi Reader, Isobel Campbell and many others, Ryan is very much in demand as a lead player, soloist, section player and arranger. Currently Quigley is lead trumpet with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and regularly tours at home and abroad with bands Salsa Celtica, the Unusual Suspects and others

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4

Read "Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4" reviewed by James Fleming

Days 1-2 | Days 3-4 Sligo Jazz Project Various Venues Sligo, Ireland July 24-29, 2018 July 26, 2018When the wind died down the day turned humid and heavy. Clouds hung low in the sky, grey and oppressive. And as Sligo's people sipped their coffees and settled down at their ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dan Shout: In With a Shout

Read "Dan Shout: In With a Shout" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

While it might be a cliché to say it, one can expect the unexpected when listening to the music of Dan Shout. An exceptional saxophonist and composer, the Cape Town-based artist has also built a sterling track record of creating highly distinctive and exciting albums. While he initially made a splash in 2012 with ...

What Doesn’t Kill You

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Prologue; Doctor Stage; Fire Eyes; What Doesn't Kill You; Green Light; The Long Journey Home; Intro to Hymn to Their Homeland; Hymn to Their Homeland; Say What You See; Epilogue.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ryan Quigley: What Doesn’t Kill You

Read "What Doesn’t Kill You" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Born in 1977, Ryan Quigley began playing trumpet at age 11 and later became an in-demand musician touring with the likes of Curtis Stigers and Tim Garland, and working as a member of award-winning Glaswegian band Brass Jaw. He's now the jazz trumpet tutor and one of the directors of the Big Band at the Royal ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley To Release "What Doesn't Kill You" September 9 Featuring Paul Booth, Steve Hamilton, Michael Janisch, Clarence Penn

Trumpeter Ryan Quigley To Release "What Doesn't Kill You" September 9 Featuring Paul Booth, Steve Hamilton, Michael Janisch, Clarence Penn

Enjoying a career which includes key roles with prominent UK symphony orchestras and big bands, plus recording/touring projects with Aretha Franklin, Quincy Jones, Tom Jones and Randy Brecker (to name but a few), trumpeter and composer/arranger Ryan Quigley now unveils his ten-track album What Doesn’t Kill You—a quintet release with Paul Booth (tenor sax, flutes), Steve ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

In just five years Whirlwind Recordings has been called “the new label of the moment, releasing a diverse cross section of music." by BBC Radio 2 and has a catalog of over 60 albums of adventurous and visceral music that spans genres, is rooted in originality and has key emphasis on the improvised. The artists on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brass Jaw: Minted

Read "Minted" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

This is not an unbiased review. That needs to be said from the outset. Payola changed hands to ensure that this review was written. The press release for Minted--the fourth album from Scotland's Brass Jaw--arrived accompanied by cash. An obvious bribe. Painted to resemble an eye, but still quite obviously coin of the realm. Two pence, ...

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke

Read "Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It had long been saxophonist Tommy Smith's dream to perform and record a live concert of music written by or associated with the great Duke Ellington. As leader of the acclaimed Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Smith set about making that dream come true, and in October 2012 it happened, as an enthusiastic audience saw and heard ...


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