Jamie Crook


BMus (Hons) MMus (Perf)


From a young age Jamie was fascinated with music. He first began playing the piano aged two and sung in local choirs before beginning the trumpet aged seven. At the same time he also gained a music scholarship to Westminster Abbey Choir School where he sung with the Abbey Choir for five years.

Whilst at Westminster Abbey Jamie was involved in countless high profile performances on a regular basis including several commercial CD recordings, live television and radio appearances, tours to Ukraine and Russia where he performed in The Kremlin live on Russian state television. He is also heard on the soundtrack of the feature film “Braveheart” which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Shortly before completing his time at choir school he also sung at the first night of the proms singing Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. This was in conjunction with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers under the direction of Andrew Davies.

After leaving school Jamie was a Lay Clerk at Rochester Cathedral during his gap year before leaving to study music at the University of Surrey specialising in trumpet performance with Alistair Mackie. He also gained a choral scholarship at Guildford Cathedral during this time.

Having completed his undergraduate degree in 2005 Jamie then went on to study for a masters degree in trumpet performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music under the tutelage of Andy Hendrie.

Since graduation Jamie has undertaken a wide variety of performance work. In 2010 he worked for China Town Arts playing trumpet for their production of Piccadilly Revisited at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in Covent Garden. In the same year Jamie played flugelhorn during a task set for contestants on the last series of Big Brother to be screened on Channel 4.