The Nick Dewhurst Band
What happens when you mix great jazz, funk, fusion and pop together, all played by some of the finest session and jazz musicians from the Birmingham & West Midlands Jazz Scene? Well, jazz trumpeter and guitarist Nick Dewhurst and his band are all about finding that out!
The ND Band plays funky original compositions, alongside Nick’s arrangements of tunes picked from both the worlds of jazz and pop! Always served up in a lively and exciting show, the band specialises in great grooves, passionate solos and exceptional musicianship.
The 6-piece band features Nick on Trumpet and Guitar, joined by Sam Craig on Tenor Saxophone, Beth Fisher-Dewhurst on Alto Sax, Tom Lindsay on Keys and Vocals, Paul Robinson on Bass Guitar, and Carl Hemmingsley on Drums.
Since 2022, the band now also sometimes performs as a Quartet for certain gigs, which again features Nick on Trumpet and Guitar, alongside Tim Amann on Piano, Paul Robinson on Bass Guitar, and Carl Hemmingsley on Drums.
Since forming in 2015, the band has recorded two albums ‘Suspect in You’ and ‘Skyrocket’, and has performed many concerts and gigs over the years, including playing at the Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival, Birmingham Jazz, Jazzlines/B:Music in Birmingham, and now plays regularly at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club in Manchester, where it continues to develop its ‘Get The Party Started’ Pop-Jazz Set.
In addition to these performances, the band has done several concerts with major guest UK jazz musicians, including Mike Walker on Guitar, Dennis Rollins on Trombone, as well as with Derek Nash and Tommaso Starace on Saxes.
Nick Dewhurst is one of the Midlands’ most in demand jazz, commercial and session trumpet players, and regularly plays with a wide range of different bands, ensembles and artists. In addition to performing regularly, Nick is also a very passionate music educator, composer and arranger, promotor of live jazz gigs, and enjoys playing guitar and bass too!
For more information and the latest updates, please check out @nickdewhurstmusic on Facebook and Instagram, or head to www.nickdewhurst.com