David Okumu

Byron Wallen

David Okumu

While working for his MA Hons in French and Politics at Edinburgh University, David simultaneously studied music with Ian Carr, Tim Whitehead and John Paricelli. Professional since 16, he was Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Musician 1995 (Best Band, Best Composition). David has worked and recorded with many artists including Jean Toussaint, Norma Winstone, Andy Sheppard, Julian Joseph, Courtney Pine and his own group, Jade Fox.


Byron Wallen

One of the most dynamic and versatile jazz voices currently on the Britishscene, Byron has performed with rap outfits such as The Roots, Digable Planets and Us3. His trumpet has appeared alongside African pioneers such as Hugh Masekela, Manu Dibango and Ammampondo. He has also worked with Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws and Chaka Khan. Byron is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, he has toured with David Murray, Andrew Hill and Butch Morris, he has also performed with Ralph Moore, Billy Higgins, Eddie Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley and Freddie Hubbard. He has recorded with George Benson, Brice Wassy, and has toured the world with Incognito.


Jason Yarde

Jason Yarde

Joined Jazz Warriors at 16 becoming youngest member, after returning from a year of study at William Paterson College, New Jersey, USA (1991)studying with Joe Lovano, Gary Smulyan and Steve Wilson. Joined Quite Sane, Louis Moholo's groups and Afro Blok, after completing an honours degree in Performance Arts at Middlesex University. Continued work with Tomorrow's Warriors. Leader of the award winning group J-Life which played all over the world. He has also worked with Dennis Brown, Gregory Issacs, Phoenix Dance and in big bands of McCoy Tyner, Roy Ayers, Andrew Hill. He arranged and directed for Hermeto Pascoal and Manu Dibango for their performance at the Barbican Centre. He was also the leader and MD for 'Future Sounds of Jazz'




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