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About Nick 

Nick’s musical career began at the age of 11 as a chorister at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, London. At the age of 12 he took up the saxophone after finding an old instrument in the back of the cupboard at school, and by the age of 14 had decided to try and make a career as a professional musician. Nick worked his way through various youth bands, orchestras, sax quartets and big bands and, in 1991, went to study music at London University. 


Nick graduated from London University in 1994 having specialized in jazz saxophone, studio music technology and composition. During his time at there Nick was already playing professionally for a number of bands and orchestras and composing music for his own ensembles and various media projects. He also started teaching saxophone and took on several beginner students as well as half a day at a school. 


After leaving full time education Nick began working as a freelance sax, clarinet and flute player and also started building up his teaching work. He took a job teaching at Sevenoaks School and still works there today, now as Head of Jazz and Contemporary Music. 

After more than 30 years Nick is still enjoying life as a professional musician. He has recorded sax solos for BBC, ITV, films, advertisements and many other bands and musicians.  He has toured the world performing, composed music for education and media and also written a book for Schott Music. Nick and his family live in South East London and besides music, he enjoys running, skiing and motorhomes. 

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