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IAN CHALK

DIRECTOR AND TRUMPET TUTOR

Ian is the Director of York Jazz Initiative, trumpet tutor and is the Musical Director of a number of our groups:

 

  • YMF Forum Funk

  • YMF Youth Big Band

  • YMF Jazz Explore

  • YMF Youth Jazz Orchestra

  • York Jazz Initiative Big Band 

 

Ian is a jazz trumpet player performing throughout the UK. He performs with his band Firebird Quartet and is in demand as a guest soloist at jazz venues around the country. Ian has performed with many great jazz artists including Dennis Rollins, Gary Smulyan, Kate Peters Septet and the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra.

Ian is known for his deep, rich sound as well as his flowing, melodic improvised lines which he applies to a wide range of jazz styles from classic American Songbook standards to cutting-edge contemporary

material.

"Chalk has that beautiful fat sound personified by such as Fats Navarro,

Clifford Brown and Freddy Hubbard. Tone wasn't sacrificed for technique nor vice versa - the perfect balance..." Bebop Spoken Here