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Neil Yates

Brass, UK

Born in Stockport, Manchester 1970. Studied music at Salford University and Guildhall, London. Lived and worked in London eight years playing jazz with NYJO, Peter King, Don Weller, Denys Baptiste, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Gary Crosby’s Nu-Troop. Also worked as session musician for Brand New Heavies, Supergrass, Lighthouse Family, Alison Moyet, Will Young, Rhiann Benson. Became involved in Celtic and traditional music scenes working with giants Michael McGoldrick, Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Karen Matheson(Caperceille), Karen Tweed, Jon Jo Kellie. Formed band "e2K" influenced by jazz, English folksong, Irish melodies and rhythms from Ghana (West Africa) which secured a 2-album deal with Topic Records, London. Currently lectures in jazz trumpet and improvisation at Birmingham Conservatoire and Salford University.

Neil Yates