Trinity College of Music. London
Trinity College of Music is now the repository of the Westbrooks' musical archive and holds original scores for all major compositions.
The British Library Sound Archive's Jazz collection holds discs, tapes and radio broadcasts of the earliest recorded jazz to the most modern free improvisation.
The library also holds Kate and Mike Westbrooks personal tape archive.
National Jazz Archive
holds magazines, posters, letters, concert programmes, photographs
and memorabilia mainly about British Jazz. Kate and Mike Westbrook have donated a large amount
of their own material to the archive.
Jazz Institut Darmstadt
The Jazzinstitut Darmstadt is Europe's largest public research archive on jazz. It holds specialized books, periodicals, sheet music, records, photographs as well as posters and other memorabilia. Kate and Mike Westbrook have donated material to the archive.
Wedmore Opera who staged the premier of Kate & Mike Westbrook's opera Jago in July 2000.
and Kate Westbrook have worked together on a number of projects including Heribert's KlangWeltReligion performed in the Christus Pavillon at the Expo 2000, Hannover. They collaborated on a music-theatre piece, Reich durch Arm
, commissioned by WDR, and premiered in Aachen. Kate is also guest vocalist on The Heribert Leuchter Trio album 'Reset
Accordionist Karen Street has worked with Mike & Kate Westbrook in various ensembles from Westbrook & Company's Platterback to Bar Utopia and The New Westbrook Orchestra's Chanson Irresponsable.
Vocalist/ Trumpet player Phil Minton has a long history with Kate & Mike Westbrook. From the early 1960's in the Mike Westbrook Orchestra to Solid Gold Cadillac, the Brass Band, and a much later Mike Westbrook Orchestra.
Alan has played in various Westbrook ensembles over the years and has appeared on many albums including Citadel/Room 315, The Westbrook Blake, Glad Day and Bar Utopia. Alan is a member of the Mike Westbrook Band which has been performing concerts of Mike's 1989 reworking of the music of The Beatles in 'Off Abbey Road'.
Alan Barnes has appeared on Mike Westbrook's "The Orchestra of Smith's Academy" CD and Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout". His website "Woodville" has news, photos, gig lists and a discography. Keep up to date with the activities of one of the UK's finest reedmen here.
Guitarist Brian Godding has worked with Kate and Mike Westbrook on numerous projects which include Citadel/Room 315, The Cortege, Pier Rides, London Bridge is Broken Down, On Duke's Birthday and more recently with the "resurfacing" of Off Abbey Road. His site includes a history of his long career, with information about "Happy Days Productions" where you can buy rare recordings.
Bassist Steve Berry's site. Steve has worked with Mike & Kate Westbrook in various Westbrook Orchestras and features in the The Orchestra of Smith's Academy, Bar Utopia and more recently in choral performances of Glad Day - settings of the poetry of William Blake.
Billy Thompson, the award winning violinist has his own site. Billy appears on Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout and more recently has become an essential performer in the choral version of Glad Day.
Composer and vocalist, particularly focussed on composing for the voice exploiting its potential to cross genres to great effect. She composed the music for "The Riddle" from Kate Westbrook's Cuff Clout album.
features some of the finest West Country musicians. Here are some members websites
Former Tenor saxophonist with Mike Westbrook's Village Band, currently features in Mike Westbrook's Big Band, Gary also has his own group and is involved in education delivering Jazz Workshop courses.
Pianist with Mike Westbrook's Big Band, Lewis is a composer and arranger and also teaches piano and runs a number of bands himself from a trio to quartets and a big band.
Apart from playing in Mike Westbrook's Big Band, saxophonist Roz Harding
is the alto sax tutor and Musical Director for 'Jazz Project' and the 'Jazz Ambassadors' at Exeter College plus small band and saxophone coach for the 'Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra'.
Double bass player Marcus Vergette is a sculptor, film-maker and composer.
Drummer Coach York's website shows that he is much in demand with many gigs in Devon.
Trombonist Dave Hankin is also a composer and arranger and leads the Plymouth based Dave Hankin Big Band. He also runs his own music publishing business, Dynamic Music Publications,which specialises in trombone ensemble music.
If you are looking for jazz groups in Melbourne or classical/popular brass groups offering music for festivals, clubs, concerts, fun and outdoor events, solemn and ceremonial occasions, weddings... then our good friend Don Jordan can help you.
The legendary club has re-opened in Dalston, North London.
The world famous jazz night club set in the heart of London's Soho and presenting jazz music of international standard. The club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2009.
is a registered charity funded by the Arts Council of England which organises tours, concerts and live events. Many links here to sites about individual musicians.
Jazz In Scotland aims to provide as much information as possible on Scottish jazz music and jazz music throughout the world.
Still presenting fine Jazz at Warwick Arts Centre and the Biggin Hill Pub.
Jazzscript - A site devoted to jazz and the written word run by a 'proper' bookshop; it stocks over 400 books on jazz, many imported from abroad, and sells some DVDs, videos and CDs as well.
Jazz Grrls - is a site with many links to women in jazz.
Falmusic - Fully interactive site for the many talented musicians and
lively venues in the vicinity of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. News and other
input is welcomed county-wide. Webmaster and writer are into jazz and
blues but are open-minded.
DESUK - The Duke Ellington Society UK - "All for the love of Duke".