Byron Wallen (trumpet, shells)

Much travelled UK-based trumpeter/composer, whose fascination with connecting with a global musical community has led him to projects in South Africa, Morocco, East and West Africa, Indonesia and Belize, as well as a series of awards and landmark commissions in the UK. He combines writing and playing new music with his own groups, large and small, with playing as soloist with artists as wide-ranging as Airto Moreira, Bobby McFerrin and Doctor John – and is active as a teacher in both formal and informal settings,