Chris Neill

I am a 15 year old semi-professional musician. I play piano, tenor and alto saxophones, clarinet, guitar, cello, bass and drums.

I am resident pianist at the Belvedere Jazz Bar, in Billericay, Essex where you can see me every Wednesday evening.

I am a permanent member of several professional bands, including my function band Infusion (www.infusionband.co.uk), Miles Davis tribute band Milestones (www.milestones.org.uk), The Bryan Williamson Big Band (www.bryanwilliamson.co.uk), and The Ken Turner Big Band.

My trio Infusion are now hosting a jazz jam night in Buckhurst Hill on Sunday evenings. For more details please see the JazzJam website www.jazzjam.co.uk. Infusion are also available as a “rhythm section for hire”, for instrumentalists and vocalists who need a backing band for a gig. For more details please go to the Infusion website www.infusionband.co.uk.

I also play from time to time with the Mervyn Wright Big Band, the Les Leader Band, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), the Essex Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra, Hertfordshire Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Essex Young People's Orchestra, The Sid Bolan Big Band, the Eddy Edwards Band, the Phoenix Big Band, the Melvin Beddow Big Band, and the David Charles Big Band.

I also have perfect (or absolute) pitch. You can find out a bit more about it on my website, www.chrisneill.co.uk

You can find out more about the various instruments I play by clicking on “about me” on my website. To find where you can see me playing please go to my diary.

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Teaching ... I now offer lessons in piano, saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and jazz theory. My specialism is teaching jazz to students who have already learned the basics of their instruments, but all ages and levels are welcome - I am happy to teach complete beginners, and I also teach the conventional grades as well as jazz. I teach in Theydon Bois, and currently have some slots available on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. For more information please call or text Keith on 07970 910080, or email me.

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