Bio

Malcolm Earle-Smith

Malcolm Earle-Smith has been  well established  on the London Jazz scene for over 20 years. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in 1989, he joined the  National Youth Jazz Orchestra.   Since then,  he has  gone on to   work with a variety of  jazz and pop artists including Kenny Baker,  Jack Parnell,  Digby Fairweather,  Henry Lowther, Frank Griffith,   Martin Speake, Martha Reeves and Ronnie Spector.    Malcolm  has also  recorded and toured extensively with Bryan Ferry and appears on two of his albums:   As Time Goes By (1999), and more recently, The Jazz Age (2012).   In 2008-9 Malcolm appeared at Shakespeare's Globe  as onstage trombonist in Che Walker's play  The Frontline.   He has  has released two albums under his own name:  Lyric Trombone (Malcolm Earle-Smith Quartet 1996),     and   Things are looking up  (2008),    on which he  features   as    trombonist,  vocalist and composer.

More recently,   Malcolm has been fronting  two of his own groups:  Nevada Street Four - a group specialising in jazz of the 20s and 30s,  featuring    four-part vocals,   and   Three-Way Stretch  a contemporary trio in which he plays alongside Liam Noble (piano) and Dave Wickins (drums) which draws on a variety of repertoire and jazz styles.

Malcolm is also a committed and well respected teacher.  At present he is senior lecturer in jazz at Trinitylaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  and Professor of Jazz Trombone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.