"Spectacular....A Striking Debut."

The Guardian

"Spencer possesses an astonishing technical facility as a trumpeter..."

The Jazz Mann

"Spencer is never less than outstanding...."

UK Vibe

"Fresh, joyful and simply beautiful... promises to become one of the highlights of the genre this year."

Musik an Sich

"An impressively bold opening statement from a trumpet newcomer who stands out from the crowd..."


"A blend of masterful lyrical tones and contrasting textures and styles."

Jazz Thing

Winner of Emerging Excellence Award 2014 (HMUK)

Winner of Best Newcomer Award at Marlborough Jazz Festival

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Henry Spencer, Trumpeter, Composer, Educator

A multi-award winning trumpet player, composer and bandleader Henry Spencer won the Emerging Excellence Award (Help Musicians UK) in 2014 and was the Winner of the Best Newcomer Award at the Marlborough Jazz Festival, following the debut public performance of his group, Henry Spencer and Juncture. In addition to his own original projects, he also currently performs in a range of ensembles, and features as a soloist in jazz groups, big bands, pop/rock bands, for recording sessions and for theatre orchestras. Henry has performed with and continues to work with many notable ensembles and musicians. A few include George Porter Jr (The Meters), Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Stan Sulzmann, Marvin Stamm, The Outlanders, Henry Lowther, Anthony Strong, The Zealots, Jon Desbruslais Quintet, Hot Air, Sibilla, The London Salsa All Stars, Chromatone, Crowd Company, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, London City Big Band and the London Jazz Orchestra. When not performing or composing, Henry also teaches jazz and trumpet.


Born in Wiltshire in 1990, Henry started playing the trumpet at the age of ten. In 2006 Henry was awarded a DfES scholarship as a Specialist Musician at Wells Cathedral School. In 2008, he successfully auditioned winning a place on the four-year jazz course (BMus Hons) at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Here he studied and was involved in masterclasses with musicians such as Dave Liebman, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. He was also tutored by Nick Smart, Robbie Robson, Trevor Tomkins, Scott Stroman, Martin Hathaway, Carlos Lopez-real, Malcolm Edmonstone, Noel Langley and Gerard Presencer. Having moved to London in 2008, Henry immediately began working outside and independently of college as a freelance/jazz musician in a vast range of ensembles and projects, alongside studying and performing at The Guildhall School of Music.


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Completing the group's line up is:

Ant Law - guitar (Tim Garland, Jason Rebello, Ant Law Trio)

Andrew Robb - bass (Winner of BBC Radio Scotland Jazz Musician of the Year 2009)

David Ingamells - drums (Yamaha Jazz Outstanding Musicians Scholar 2013, Winner of Chartered Surveyors' Prize 2013)

Matt Robinson - Piano (BBC Radio 3, Yamaha New Jazz Sessions)


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