24 March 2017 19:45
We can welcome for the first time at Birmingham Jazz, Romarna Campbell, with her own quartet. Romana has been ever present on the Jazz scene in Birmingham from a very young age. She plays the drums and has recently started to play the vibraphone too. She has just completed studying at Birmingham Conservatoire on the BMus Jazz course, being taught by Andrew Bain, Clark Tracey, Jeff Williams, Mike Williams, Percy Pursglove, Jeremy Price and Hans Koller.
Romarna got into jazz through a chance meeting with Andy Hamilton, a veteran saxophonist based in Birmingham, who introduced her to a local community Big Band called the Notebenders.
Andy Hamilton was a massive influence on her music and as a mentor. She was also lucky enough to receive the expertise of Matt Gough, Jonathan Silk, Andy Bunting and John Fleming whilst a member of the Notebenders. John Ruddick was her music director and mentor at BSJE and MYJO. Gary Crosby has also been a huge influence of more recent times.
Tenor Sax: Sahvannah Amaka
Tenor/Baritone Sax: Harry Weir
Trumpet/Flugel: Sheila Maurice-Grey
Piano: David Austin Grey
Bass: Mutale Chashi
Drums: Romarna Campbell
£6/Members free/Students £3
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