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"All-Star big-band, stage left" - Clive Dimmock, Mick Foster (John Dankworth, Syd Lawrence), Tim Huskisson ( George McCrae, George Melly) & Graham
“All-Star big-band, stage left” – Clive Dimmock, Mick Foster (John Dankworth, Syd Lawrence), Tim Huskisson (George McCrae, George Melly) & Graham (Band-leader)

Graham is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, teacher, session-musician & Live sound-engineer.

Graham’s main instruments are; Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Valve-trombone, Mellophone (a forward-facing French Horn), Blues harmonica plus lead & backing vocals.

That’s not all though, Graham also plays/teaches; Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Bass-guitar, Nylon-strung Guitar and the whole valved brass instrument family.

Being an expert sight-reader & improviser, adaptability and professionalism is the name of the game and Graham strives to ensure bookers, audiences and band-leaders get what they want.

"All-Star big-band, stage right" - Graham (Leader), Gilly Burgoyne (NYJO, The Horn Factory, Ivy Benson), Ian Thompson (ABC, Edwin Starr), Anita Carmichael (Shakatak) & Dave Mascall (Junior Walker, Sister Sledge)
“All-Star big-band, stage right” – Graham (Band-leader), Gilly Burgoyne (NYJO, The Horn Factory, Ivy Benson), Ian Thompson (ABC, Edwin Starr), Anita Carmichael (Shakatak) & Dave Mascall (Junior Walker, Sister Sledge)

BANDS THAT GRAHAM IS CURRENTLY IN:

    • The Alvin Jones Band:  Website
    • The Graham Hunter Cool Jazz Quartet (laid back melodic jazz by Chet Baker & The American Song-book)
    • The Graham Hunter Jazz-Funk 4-tet (Jazz, Funk & Latin instrumental & vocal tunes)
    • The Essex Blues Brothers  (5 or 8 piece band): Website
    • Graham’s Solo act. Vocals & Brass with backing tracks (performing Rat-pack, Buble, easy-listening pop)
    • The Soul Ladies Collective (9-piece band): Website
    • SLiJO (Southend Little Jazz Orchestra) featuring Pat English on Vocals (9-piece swing band)
    • The Mervyn Wright Jazz Orchestra (12 piece or 18 piece big band)
    • The Atlantic Band (Trumpet – see video Earls Court 2011): Website

VARIOUS JAZZ FREELANCE WORK:

  • Liane Carroll (Multi-award winning singer/pianist) – Website
  • Ted Beament (Humphrey Littleton, Spike Robinson, Al Cohn, Don Rendell)
  • Derek Nash – Website
  • Digby Fairwether – Website
  • Mick Foster – Website
  • Shanti Paul JayasinhaWebsite
  • Ian Thompson – Website
  • Paul Higgs – Website 
  • Hillary Cameron
  • The Ken Turner Big Band
  • The Fred Fair Big Band

COMMERCIAL FREELANCE WORK:

    • Laura Holland Blues Band (Trumpet, Flugel & Blues Harmonica):  Website
    • Carol Braithwaite Jazz Chanteuse (Brass & Vocals): Website
    • The Mystic Soul Band (Trumpet & Flugel): Website
    • The Zoltans (jump-jive band): Facebook
    • The Goldmaster Allstars (Reggae/Ska band): Website
    • The Heaters (Brass, Harmonica, Backing-vocals & Keyboards): Website

 

PREVIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDE:

        • Turntable (Jazz-funk band featuring Kenny Baxter & the world-class pianist Pete_Jacobsen
        • Billy Fury Years (Touring theatre show) – Website
        • Junior Jump & The Bottom LineWebsite
        • Stud 100 (Soul Band)
        • The Heaters (Brass, Harmonica, Backing-vocals & Keyboards) : Website
        • CFS / CFL (Funk Band) with Gary Plumley – Sax Appeal
        • Export (Jazz-funk band) with Dave Mascall (Guitar) and Graeme Turner (Sax)
        • Graeme Culham Big BandWebsite
        • The Bassey Brothers (Brass & Wind Synth)
        • The Musician’s Union Big Band (Trumpet & Flugel)
        • Jackson Sloan’s Rent Party – Jump Jive Band (Trumpet): Website
        • The All Crucial British Soul Band (Trumpet & Flugel)

RECORDING STUDIO WORK INCLUDES:

      • The James Taylor Quartet (tracks on albums “In the hand of the inevitable” & Hammond a go-go – The Best Of Acid Jazz)
      • Snowboy
      • Primo Nelson (tracks on the album “4 Funk Sake”)
      • The Gold Master Allstars (tracks on the album “Narcolepsy”)
      • Dave Mascall  (tracks on the album “Acid Lounge 3”
      • The London Underground (various tracks for this dance-based act)

FREELANCE SOUND-ENGINEER WORK INCLUDES:

      • Shakatak (1980’s jazz-funk-pop chart-toppers) – Website
      • Hamish Stewart (The Average White Band) – Biog
      • Freddie Vee (The Average White Band)
      • Derek Nash (Jools Holland, Sax Appeal, Protect The Beat, Picante)
      • Peter White (Smooth jazz star, Al Stewart, Matt Bianco, Lee Ritenour) – Website
      • Oli Silk (Smooth jazz star, Anastasia, Michael MacDonald, Dave Koz) – Website
      • Dave Ital (Gary Barlow, Incognito, Chaka Kahn, Level 42, Sugarbabes) – Biog