Duncan Fraser is an award winning Jazz Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger & Educator based in the UK and working in and around London. Duncan has been active as a professional Jazz musician for over 10 years now, with 2 albums to his name, performing at some of the UK's biggest Jazz venues and festivals, a growing reputation as an Arranger & Orchestrator, two runs in London's West End with 'The Blues Brothers' under his belt as well as having performed hundreds of gigs with many bands, artists & touring shows.
You can find out more about Duncan in the Bio tab...
OK, now the 3rd person name dropping business is over, (although if you like that kind of thing then check out the Bio for "Clangs" galore!) here are my 'Top 3' things I'd like to share with you...
My new album, 'Soundscapes of Manhattan', was released on September 24th. The music is all inspired by my trips to NYC over the years and the tunes take you on a journey to those places.
You can pick up you copy/download in my store
For £10 you will get:
- CD (with an option for it to be signed)
- Digital Download of the album
- FREE postage & Packaging (in the UK)
"The compositions are intelligent & the arrangements warm, swinging & colourful. There are some excellent solos, but it’s the cohesion of the septet as a whole that is arguably most impressive."
OK what is a VLOG?
You're 34 years old man! What are you doing with a VLOG?
Great, both valid questions, to an extent. Simply a VLOG is a video version of a BLOG. My version of a VLOG combines a video diary of interesting bits of my daily life as a Jazz musician that you might not otherwise get to experience from the outside, with some helpful (hopefully) practice tips, lessons and general Jazz based musings. Oh, and Cricket!
I have been VLOG-ing for a while now and initially I started it for a few personal development reasons and to try and reach out and cultivate more of an audience for what I'm doing professionally. I've really enjoyed making them so far and have gained a lot from the experience, so come and join the 1000's of people who've viewed them and join my hundreds of subscribers to never miss an episode. All you have to do is click on the YouTube button below.
"... Fraser Like to get out and about playing his own brand of NYC Hard Bop... Favouring a Septet Line-up gives the Trumpeter plenty of scope to work with the ensemble voicings, and this greatly enhances his already impressive writing."
Check out the full review of Soundscapes of Manhattan at 'Jazz Views'
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th April - Cheltenham Jazz Festival