Bruce Adams’ earlier musical career was highly varied, from appearing on Opportunity Knocks to entertaining on cruise ships, from playing in the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra to working in pit bands for such shows as Show Baat, but for many a year he has concentrated on being one of the best jazz trumpeters around. A ferocious player with impeccable technique, he can also display a surprising lyricism and melodic gift. In recent years he has begun playing cornet as well as trumpet and flugel, playing an instrument that belonged to the late Roy Castle. A regular at Birmingham, he has featured on several live recordings from the festival, with the likes of Django’s Castle and the great Kenny Baker.
Catch him at the following times and places:
|Fri 19th||12:00||Sandwell Arts Café|
|Fri 19th||19:00||Shakespeare Gardens|