#MiddayMusic presents James Davison (Jazz Trumpet) and Emily Mitchell (Trumpet)

This week our Young Artists James Davison (jazz trumpet) and Emily Mitchell (trumpet) performed for #MiddayMusic. You can watch their videos below. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to catch Helena Švigelj (cello) perform next Monday, and Anna Szałucka (piano) perform next Wednesday.  Details of their repertoire can be found in the details section on YouTube.  All of our #MiddayMusic videos can be watched on our exclusive playlist.

James Davison

Watch out over the next weeks for a new interview with James Davison about what he’s been up to during Lockdown.  But you can still find out more about James in our interview with him from October 2019.

Emily Mitchell: Adding to her repertoire

Trumpeter Emily Mitchell is part of Musicians’ Company Brass Ensemble Prize winners, London Metropolitan Brass. United in their commitment to keep learning, performing and experimenting, lockdown has been an opportunity for Emily to teach herself – and her dog – some new skills.

“In addition to continuing with my music teaching, I’ve been learning how to use video editing software and helping several schools and music services create virtual performances of their music ensembles. I’ve also been doing DIY and teaching my dog to dance!

For the #MiddayMusic series I’m performing ‘The Reform of Rank Bajin’ by John Maxwell Geddes. A homage to illustrator Bud Neill’s Lobey Dosser comic strip in the Glasgow Times, the piece calls for an unusual array of requests from the performer, including shouting ‘Yee-Ha’ like a cowgirl and evil laughter.” Watch Emily as she brings a touch of the Wild West to our #MiddayMusic series.