Derek Watkins has an international reputation as one of the best all-round trumpet players. He has played for many Worldwide artists, including: Johnny Dankworth, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Ted Heath, Frank Sinatra and the James Last Orchestra.

He is Hon RAM at the Royal Academy of Music London.

Derek regularly played for TV shows and has also given concerts and made recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent recordings include a solo album 'Increased Demand' and sound tracks for the blockbuster Batman and many James Bond movies.

Photo by Jon Furniss

When you speak of lead trumpets, Derek is “Mr Lead”

                                         Dizzy Gillespie

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