On 2nd November 2015 I had the pleasure to deputise on piano with a great jazz group called The Great Birmingham Trombone Company. The group is modelled after Bobby Knight’s Great American Trombone Company, a pioneering ensemble of 5 trombones and rhythm section playing hard swinging jazz charts and sounding like a miniature big band – a really exciting sound. Little did I know when taking the gig that I was stepping into the shoes of a giant – John Patrick, one of the UKs leading jazz musicians, accomplished composer, bandleader and former Chairman of The British Musician’s Union. For those who were around in the 80s John Patrick is the composer of the theme tune for the long-running darts quiz show Bullseye. So I was a little nervous when rehearsing with the group for the first time! It was a lot of fun though and I hope I’ll be lucky enough to play with this group again in the future. Read about the amazing career of John Patrick here: http://www.bullseyetvgameshow.com/tv-show/bullseye-theme-tune/
Welcome from Iain!
Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.
- Handsworth Community Choir April 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Handsworth Park, Birmingham B20 2HE, UK Vaisakhi
- The Nick Ross Orchestra May 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm BSE Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- Cabaret Needs You May 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Station, United Kingdom, 7 High St, Birmingham B14 7BB, UK
- Sticky Fingers June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Kitchen Garden Cafe, 17 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7SA, UK An interactive musical journey through the highs and lows of motherhood. New tragic-comic musical by local singer/actress Rebecca Schwarz. Accompanied by Iain Jackson.
- City of Birmingham Brass Band June 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Novotel Birmingham Centre Hotel, 70 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HT, UK