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Ollie Weston

Saxophone, Alto Saxophone

Since graduating from the Leeds College of Music (BA hons) and the Guildhall School of Music (Post Graduate Diploma in Performance) Ollie has established himself as a busy and varied career in Music. As a Saxophonist, he has performed in live and studio settings with artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Tim Minchin, Bonobo, Frank Turner, The London Jazz Orchestra, The Hackney Colliery Band, The Ambient Jazz Ensemble and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra. He is also the co/leader of the Jazz Quartet ‘Time Is Of The Essence’ and composes and arrange material for this and other ensembles.

Ollie is active in music education, currently the course leader for the Jazz department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (junior school) and runs Jazz ensembles, Big Band and theory classes. He has written a series of ‘Exploring Jazz’ books for Schott Music that are published worldwide and feature on exam syllabus in the UK. Ollie has also run workshops for Oxford University, Pro Corda Strings and BABSWE as well the Guildhall School of Music summer schools.

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