- Department(s): Jazz
- Specialism(s): Big Band, Improvisation
Leeds College Of Music 1980-83
Stockport College 1994
Tameside College Of Technology (Perf. Arts)1986-1996
Leeds College Of Music (Jazz Trumpet Tutor) 1990- 1996
Bretton Hall (Jazz Lecturer) 1997-98
Wakefield College(External Jazz Dip Tutor – Guildhall)1989-95
Salford University (Jazz Trumpet Tutor) 1997- 1999
Birmingham Conservatoire (Jazz Studies) 1999-2000
Bolton Music Service (Instrumental Tutor, Jazz Coordinator) 2000- present day.
Chetham’s School Of Music (Jazz Studies, Musical Director of Jazz Orchestra) 2005 – present day.
As a member of the Creative Jazz Orchestra Richard Isles has toured with the following musicians.
John Taylor, Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs, Vince Mendoza, Marty Erlich, Bobby Previte, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Julian Arguelles, Steve Arguelles (we were at school together!)
From Here to There – Richard Iles
By The Way – Mike Gibbs
Big Sky – Roy Powell
Anthony Braxton with The Creative Jazz Orchestra
Forthcoming CD with Tim Garlands Northern Underground Orchestra (Feb 2006)
Mike Gibbs Band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (BBC Radio 3)
John Taylor Big Band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (BBC Radio 3)
Peter Erskine Brass Project at Leeds Wardrobe (BBC Radio 3)
Marty Erlich and Creative Jazz Orchestra at Purcell Rooms London (BBC Radio 3)
Emanon (BBC Radio 2 Peter Clayton 1989)
Emanon (BBC Radio Hull 1990)
Steve Berry Quintet (BBC Radio Hull 1996)
Northern Arts Commission for my group Emanon 1990- a 4 part piece for jazz sextet to celebrate the combining of 2 arts regions.
Manchester Jazz Festival – New Futures 2000 – an 8 part piece to celebrate the new young jazz players in the Manchester region alongside more established players.
Wigan Youth Jazz and three South African bands Culture Shock– a six part piece combining south African, European and North American musical influences performed by musicians from diverse cultures, hence culture shock! (part of the Manchester Commonwealth Games celebrations)
Richard Iles Miniature Brass Emporium
Richard Iles Group (quintet)
Tim Garlands Northern Underground Orchestra
Andy Schofield Band
Mike Walker Sextet.
Dave Tomkins Bowline Ensemble