Professional Musician, Music
Hi, I'm Derek Siddon, Professional Trumpet Player
Derek Siddon's Bio:
Derek Siddon is a professional musician working on the north coast of NSW Australia. Derek Siddon is the author of Time To Improvise an online Jazz Improvisation Book that teaches young musicians to start improvising on their instruments. Check out the youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_RFbV7Ihyo . Derek Siddon works with several professional bands on the north coast of Australia. His new project is a Neo Swing 7 piece band titled Seven Deadly Swings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QEGJrzVwwU
Have a look at my new band The Well Swung Daddied. http://www.wellswungdaddies.com/
We perform at clubs and festivale around Brisbane and the Gold coast Australia.
Derek Siddon's Experience:
Professional Musician and Author at Time To ImproviseJanuary 2009 - November 2013 | Northern NSW Australia
Derek Siddon is a professional Trumpet player, recording and performing in with many bands on the north coast of NSW Australia. Including The Northern Rivers Big Band, The Well Swung Daddies and the Muddy Road Band. Derek is the author of Time To Improvise "Take the First Step" and is currently working on Time to improvise "Make the Change".
Derek Siddon's Education:
Canberra School of Music ANU2005 – 2009Bachelor of Advanced Jazz StudiesConcentration: Jazz StudiesActivities: Performance, Jazz Theory, Recording and Jazz History
University of Canberra2000 – 2004Bachelor of EducationConcentration: Music and Physical EducationActivities: Music performance, Secondary Education
Derek Siddon's Interests & Activities:
Jazz, Big Band music, Trumpet technique, High Playing development on the trumpet, Jazz lick development, Educational book writing, Advanced Improvisation techniques and Jazz phrasing development. I also like tennis. Check out my new bands : Seven Deadly Swings, and The Well Swung Daddies on youtube.