Eamon Dilworth

Instrument: Trumpet | Location: Sydney

There are plenty of fine trumpeters in the world, but Eamon Dilworth’s own place in it stands distinctive...
—Barry O’Sullivan, Presenter of A Jazz Hour 102.5 FM

Updated: August 14, 2018

Eamon Dilworth, whose trumpet “sometimes carries a blast of the raucous vibrancy associated with Balkan Gypsies or Spanish bullfight bands” (Sydney Morning Herald) has established himself as a trumpeter, creative musician & manager with regular performances across Europe, Australia & New Zealand alongside musicians from the far reaches of the genre-spectrum from improvised to mainstream-pop music.

His collaborations extend from leading Tiny Hearts & The Dilworths, across to performing alongside seasoned jazz players Dale Barlow, James Muller & The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra, his contemporaries Paul Derricott, Steve Barry, Dave Jackson & Alex Boneham, Internationally as a guest with Nigel Kennedy (UK) and outside of jazz with Guy Sebastian with Lupe Fiasco, Jessica Mauboy, The Beautiful Girls & Caravana Sun. These have lead to performances at prestigious venues :: Porgy & Bess (Vienna Austria), George Enescu Museum (Bucharest, Romania), The Ellington (Perth), Sydney Opera House, Bennetts Lane (Melbourne) Festivals :: North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreax Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Splendour in the Grass, Arrifana Surf Festival (Portugal) TV :: X Factor Grand Final, Sunrise, ARIAS (Jess Mauboy) Today Show (Guy Sebastian)

Eamon has released three albums as a leader & co-leader: The Dilworths (2009) Tiny Hearts – Alluvium (2014) VIATA (2018)

Education :: Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Private study with :: Laurie Frink, Brian Lynch, Lew Soloff, Ambrose Akinmusire and Jim Rotundi,Phil Slater, Warwick Alder, Scott Tinkler, Judy Bailey, Mike Nock, Bob Coassin Dale Barlow, Dave Douglas, Avishai Cohen, Kenny Werner, John Taylor & Lionel Loueke.

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