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 quieter and more sensible things such as walking, photography, literature, cooking, swimming and cycling.

 

Highlights

Forthcoming engagements - follow links for full details:

Sunday 9 August - Conducting Kippax Band in their monthly club concert, an entertaining evening featuring a variety of light music. 8.00pm at Kippax Band Social Club, Mount Pleasant, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7AT

Sunday 6 September - Conducting Kippax Band in concert at Wetherby Bandstand, 2.30-4.30pm

Recently:

July - Conducting the Mid-Somerset Orchestra in their annual "Proms" concert at the  Strode Theatre in Street, featuring music by Delius, Elgar, Gershwin, Vaughan Williams and others

June - Conducting Kippax Band in their monthly club concert

April - Adjudicating at the Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Brass Festival, and performing on euphonium in concert with Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield) Band

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


 

 

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