Top trombonists join forces for charity

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Some of the UK???s finest classical and jazz trombonists are joining forces to form a 16-piece trombone choir performance in Leicester on Sunday 28 January, writes Dan Baker. Included in the line up are:

  • All four members of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra trombone section
  • Roger Harvey and Dan Jenkins, BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Lindsay Shilling, Principal Trombone of the Royal Opera House and London Brass Ensemble
  • Chris Fower, former Bass Trombone with Grimethorpe and now London-based pro
  • Jim Gribben, principal trombone Central Band of the RAF
  • Well known Midlands-based pro Stewart Drummond
  • Freelance / session players Tim Smart and Chris Hickman

The trombone choir is directed by bass trombone legend Bob Hughes. The group will be sharing the stage with PLC Brass - a new ten-piece ensemble drawing players from several top Midlands??? brass bands, led by Peter Collins. All the musicians are giving their time for free in support of T.R.O.M.B.O.N.E.S, which stands for: The Relatives of Murdered Britons Overseas Needing Emergency Support. The fundraising project is organised by the Matthew Fulham Foundation, a charity set-up by the family and friends of Matt Fulham, a young trombonist from Hinckley in Leicestershire who was killed by a suicide bomber in Egypt on the eve of his 18th birthday. 28th January 2007, 7.30pm Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester, UK Tickets: ??10 from box office 0116 255 7066 This event is supported by Leicester-based brass band Foresters Brass 2000.

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