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Composer Spotlight - Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery Wilson is perhaps best known as a composer. He studied at the Royal College of Music, Cambridge and Paris and numbers among his teachers John Lambert, Herbert Howells, Gordon Jacob and Olivier Messiaen. His performances and recordings range from pop and jazz to classical and contemporary and he performs regularly with ‘Saxology’ and his own band ‘The Reduced History of Jazz’.

Jeffery is coordinator and a professor of composition at Junior Guildhall, visiting professor of saxophone and clarinet at the Royal Military School of Music and examiner and supervisor on the music faculty at Cambridge University.

He was principal examiner (Jazz) for Guildhall Exams for eleven years and is now adviser and an examiner for Trinity College London. Many wonderful years as visiting lecturer at Utrecht Conservatorium in Holland completes the picture here.

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