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Andrew Tween is a freelance drummer, television composer and drum kit teacher at Wells Cathedral School. Since studying jazz at the Guildhall School of Music he worked in Monte Carlo for 15 months with the the Tony Evans Dance Orchestra performing shows and supporting touring artists. Following a move back to England he has performed and toured with Pee Wee Ellis-James Brown/Van Morrison (funk) and toured and recorded with folk artist and Mercury Prize winner Seth Lakeman (folk) playing drums and cajon. He has performed, and occasionally recorded with, numerous artists including: Marisha Wallace-Dream Girls (funk/gospel), PP Arnold-Tina Turner (soul) Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party (folk) Show of Hands (folk [recording]) Cara Dillon (folk [recording]) Fred Wesley-James Brown (funk), Tony Remy-Annie Lennox/Jack Bruce (funk rock), Cameron Pierre-Courtney Pine (jazz), Elliot Randall-Steely Dan (soul/funk). Jazz artists: Nigel Price, Art Themed, Yuri Golubev, Dave Newton, Simon Spillet, Gareth Williams, Jim Mullen, Jean Toussaint..and more. He has also worked with pop artist from the 80s Limahl-Kajagoogoo and Sonja Kristina in the newly reformed Curved Air (prog-rock) Crossing genres he has worked with ex Royal Ballet star and contemporary choreographer Michael Clark. Commencing in 2011 Andrew toured with the highly acclaimed dance show ‘Midnight Tango’ starring Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. He has composed incidental music for the BBC and the Discovery Channel and from 2007, written for the Trinity College Drum grade examinations.
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Jonathan Taylor has been a pianist, composer and educator for twenty years primarily in the fields of jazz and tango music. He has worked with legendary funk musicians Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley and with many great jazz musicians including Iain Ballamy, Eddie Parker, Andy Sheppard, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead and Steve Arguelles. He studied composition at Middlesex University and has written for large and small ensembles, contemporary dance and music education projects. He is a founder member of the UK’s leading tango ensemble Tango Siempre and has performed in every kind of venue imaginable from concert halls in Europe to tiny village halls on remote Scottish islands. He is currently a professor of jazz at the Guildhall School in London and a music examiner for ABRSM.