Wednesday 14 December 2016

NJN Jazz Advent Calendar - Ian Chalk (Dec 14th)

Two weeks into our advent calendar, we find trumpeter Ian Chalk. 2016 has been a busy year as he has been hard at work building up the jazz education scene in York through leading a number of large ensembles and workshops.

He has recently released a recorded an album of 16 christmas carols with brass and strings which is free to download. All he asks is if you can afford it, make a donation to MacMillan Cancer Support. Follow this link to download the album -

Ian is a jazz trumpet player performing throughout the UK and a well-known jazz educator.
As Director of York Jazz Initiative Ian directs 5 different jazz ensembles for all ages and abilities.
He performs with his band Firebird Quartet and is in demand as a guest soloist at jazz venues around the country and has performed with many great jazz artists including Dennis Rollins, Gary Smulyan, Kate Peters Septet and the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra.
Ian lives in York and is striving to make the city a centre of excellence for jazz education.

"One of the UK's finest trumpet players..." - Whighams Jazz Club, Edinburgh

Ian's website -

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