Jazz Cafe featuring Winston Rollins (trombone)

Born in Birmingham, Winston’s parents moved to Doncaster when he was 3 years old.
After showing an interest in the school brass band, he soon took up the trombone at the age of 10 where he quickly grew through the ranks of DYJA (Doncaster Youth Jazz Association).


After becoming a member of the Doncaster Jazz Orchestra, working as a session musician in the studio & for local bands, also teaching privately and in schools, he knew that this was his chosen profession.


Upon moving to London, Winston attended Trinity Collage of Music which also gave him a chance to rehearse on a regular basis with NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra), instead of the every other week commute to London on a Saturday morning from Doncaster to do this rehearsal.
Once in London, Winston found himself surrounded by like minded musicians, so formed the Winston Rollins Big Band in college with his peers & although it wasn’t a full big band (11 piece to be exact) this became the foundation of what is the Winston Rollins Big Band today.


Apart from being a Trombone player, Winston is also a writer, arranger & producer & his back ground is steep in music having work with many artists live and in the studio, including James Brown, Incognito, Joss Stone, Courtney Pine, Jamiroquai, Rumer, Harry Connick Jnr, Bob Hope, Aswad, Ray Charles, Paloma Faith but to name a few. 


As well as performing in many west end musicals, Winston is the lead trombone player of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. 
More recently Winston has been approached to run the Trinity Collage Big Band and is also the deputy musical director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) whilsT working for a Japanese record company, writing arranging and recording horn arrangements from his studio for their top artist in Japan.

No upcoming performances.