The Moochers 1920s Jazz Band

About Us

Kathleen (Vocals)
Kathleen studied classical singing at Trinity College of Music. As well as performing vintage jazz, she is in demand as a classical soloist and professional chorister.

Ed (Trumpet)

Ed trained at Leeds College of Music.  He leads a number of big bands and gives masterclasses to upcoming musicians.  He is also an accomplished arranger and composer.  In 2012 Ed premiered his first ballet score “La Danza De Amore” in Vienna, as part of the international Ballet Festival. Reviews described him a “An emerging talent” and as “an exceptional young composer”.

Matt (Clarinet/Sax)
Matt was the Bexley Young Musician of the Year in 1998.  He trained at York University and Guildhall with Tony Coe.  He plays with a klezmer band and on recording sessions including the documentary ‘Europe’s Last Dictator’ and for ‘You Are Wolf’.

Olly (Guitar, Ukulele, Sax, Keys)
Olly studied at the London College of Music and Media. He is a classically trained pianist and saxophonist, living and working in London, with extensive experience in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues and soul.

Jon (Bass)
A bassist since the age of thirteen, Jon spent much of his teenage years making experimental electronic music on his computer, before deciding to focus exclusively on 

the bass. He went on to study jazz at Trinity College of Music and the London College of Music. In 2013, having spent several years writing music for others and his trio, Jon began composing for solo bass with live-layering. After months of hard work and practise, he recorded 'The World Will End With a Bang', his debut solo album. Musical collaborations include 'The Creation Project' with Noraay, a mix of Arabic, Hip Hop and Jazz music; Agata Kubiak, playing Jazz inspired by Polish Folk and Rock; and his own piano trio, releasing 'Amnesia Holidays' EP in 2011. He has toured across three continents, and performed at Jazztopad Festival, Dakar Jazz Festival and London Jazz Festival, and regularly gigs in London as a sideman for jazz, funk and pop acts.