Chris Dowding is a trumpeter and workshop leader currently based in Norwich.
He plays with the bands Natural Causes and Rude 2.0 (with the trombonist Annie Whitehead), and leads the Moonrise Trio.
He has led workshops with Dartington (several times – including twice as band-in-residence, with Natural Causes, at their Interrogate! Festival), with Spitalfields Music, and at End of the Road Festival. He has recently been working with the Norwich-based charity Musical Keys on several different projects, including making graphic scores, improvising with apps, and writing songs about Norfolk.
He played flugelhorn for Opera North’s ‘Songs at a Years End’ production (about the end of the miners strike, composed by Hugh Nankivell, with words by poet Ian McMillan) and performs regularly at the Vortex Jazz Club and other venues in London, Norwich and around the UK.
More recently, Chris performed for ‘Long Time Coming’, a performance about the new South Devon Highway, performed by the unique creative community choir The Choral Engineers, alongside musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has also been recording for the new album by eclectic and topical brother and sister duo Diego Brown and the Good Fairy.
He is currently working on his debut solo album, currently called ‘This Love’. He hopes to promote this quite studio-based album with a new suite about different places in East Anglia, called ‘Open Worlds’, with the Moonrise Trio and community involvement.
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