Jack Smith BMus (Hons) MMus ATCL

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Welcome to jdsmusic.co.uk, the website for Jack Smith.  I am a musician (conductor, trombonist, teacher and more) based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, with diverse connections reaching across the UK. 

Whilst these pages are designed to drum up business under any of the headings you see on the left, I hope they will also shed a more personal light on the various things I do besides merely touting for gigs (though if you would simply like to offer me some work, that's fine too). 

I hope you will enjoy browsing this site; please feel free to contact me via email with any feedback or enquiries.  For more updates, links, photographs and general silliness, you are most welcome to follow me on Twitter.

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Overview


Jack Smith was born and brought up in Gloucestershire. In 2002 he was awarded a scholarship to Trinity College of Music, where he studied trombone with Roger Harvey and piano with Raymond Banning, and was awarded the college conducting prize in 2006 before graduating with first class honours in 2007. He went on to specialise in conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (studying with David Jones and Adrian Partington) where he was the first student of the conducting course to be awarded a Master of Music degree.

 

An exceptionally versatile musician, Jack has a wealth of experience to draw upon. As a conductor, instrumentalist and chorister, he has performed in a wide range of styles from music of the Renaissance up to the present day, including jazz and contemporary music. He also works extensively as an arranger and adjudicator. 

Jack has performed at a wide variety of historic and iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall, St. David's Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Cadogan Hall, St. John's Smith Square, the Sheldonian Theatre, Wales Milennium Centre, Cheltenham Town Hall, Ely Cathedral, and the Theatre des Champs-Elysees.  Festival appearances have included the BBC Proms, Cheltenham International Festival, Festival Emilia-Romana (Italy), Festival Ljubljana (Slovenia), Dartington International Festival, Ashover Festival and Festival de Saint-Denis (Paris).


Whilst music plays a huge part in Jack's life, he also enjoys quiet, sensible things such as walking, photography, literature, cooking, and cycling.

 

Highlights

Forthcoming engagements - follow links for full details:

Sunday 26 April - Adjudicating at the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Brass Festival Solo & Ensemble Contest, held at Marlborough School, Woodstock OX20 1LP

Saturday 4 July - Conducting the Mid-Somerset Orchestra in their annual "Proms" concert, featuring music by Delius, Elgar, Gershwin, Vaughan Williams and others. 7.30pm at the Strode Theatre, Street BA16 0AB

Recently:

March - Conducting Epsom & Ewell Silver Band in Section 1 of the London & Southern Counties Regional Championships, achieving 5th place, the band's best ever result at this level

December - Conducting Epsom & Ewell Silver Band in their Christmas concert, featuring music from and inspired by countries from around the world

November - Conducting Horsham Borough Band in 'Brass at the Movies', a joint concert with Mole Valley Silver Band, hosted by BBC Radio 3's Ian Skelly. Performances on trombone with Lambeth Wind Orchestra, and at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, in a concert to mark its 350th anniversary

September - Conducting Epsom & Ewell Silver Band in a joint concert with local choirs at Epsom Racecourse; "Epsom in Harmony", and at the Southern Counties Amateur Band Association Autumn Contest, winning the Conductor's Prize in Section 1


 

 

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