The Blowpipes Trombone Trio is The Global Village Band, playing a huge range of music from around the world, in a fresh, free-thinking and friendly way.
Founded in London in 1993, The Blowpipes Trombone Trio is where trombone poetry started. Poetry was included at many of the trio’s early gigs, and a couple of poems were set to music on The Blowpipes’ album, Zenoria. The band still resumes this role sometimes, acting as a “house band” for trombone poetry.
This improvising/composing trio plays traditional music, classical pieces, and all kinds of jazz. The repertoire is enormous, running to well over 700 arrangements in a great range of genres, and includes many original compositions written especially for the trio.
As a creative ensemble, The Blowpipes can offer bespoke compositions and arrangements for special occasions, and music to match themes or specific national flavours.
The Blowpipes are available for gigs, recordings, broadcasts, festivals, launches, lunches, weddings and funerals.
- compact and mobile band
- playing outdoors or indoors
- volume ranges from a muted whisper to a rousing fanfare
- rich variety of brass sounds
- usually no need for PA system or power supply
- economical: more music than string quartet plus jazz band
The Blowpipes tweet occasionally : @Blowpipes
The Blowpipes are not overdoing it on Instagram
The Blowpipes are idle on Farcebook
The Blowpipes hoot briefly on Soundcloud
The Blowpipes may be glimpsed on YouTube