Yamaha ‘Artist Insights’ Podcast Series

Episode 2 of the new ‘Artists Insight’ podcast by Yamaha has dropped today and features trumpet player Louis Dowdsell. With over 15 million views online for his critically acclaimed Big Band, the pioneering trumpet player and producer Louis Dowdeswell is leading a resurgent interest in the genre. Hailing from the southwest of the UK and aged just 25, despite this international popularity, Louis remains at heart a hard-working gigging musician and in-demand session player and producer. Louis has already performed and recorded with a stellar list of artists including Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Seal, Zac Brown and Alfie Boe and his TV credits include the X-Factor and the BBC's Children in Need. Louis is an extremely versatile player and in is also in high demand in orchestral settings with credits that include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Orchestra and the English Session Orchestra in addition to many West End Musical credits.
The podcast series presents unique insights from Yamaha artists discussing their personal and musical journeys. Their stories will resonate with anyone who’s ever picked up an instrument and, will inspire you to continue your musical journey and tell your own stories. Introduced by Royal Academy graduate and broadcaster/presenter Phoebe Eley, each edition features a different musician and explores a range of subjects from their earliest musical inspirations, through their most memorable career highlights to the advice that they’d give now to their younger selves.
Other brass players featured in this first season include Katrina Marzella (episode 4 – available from 21st July) who is widely acknowledged as the leading baritone player of her generation.Katrina Marzella talks about her musical influences, growing up in an Italian-Hebridean household and being a woman in the male-dominated world of brass bands. Whilst episode 6, available from 4th August, will feature Acclaimed Belgian trumpet player Jeroen Berwaerts who recalls the memorable concerts from an extraordinary career, provides unique insights into his practice routines and explains why you’ve always got to keep smiling.


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