Hello, and welcome to David Hitchen Jazz. As you navigate your way around my website, you will find lots of information about my journey so far, as a musician. There is a very extensive ‘Videos’ page, where you will find my Jazz Trio and my Big Band, including some videos of the legendary Bobby Shew when he guested with my Big Band in 2018. If you are interested in booking one of my Jazz ensembles, or myself to guest with your ensemble, you can contact me right here. One of my themed shows is called Hommage aux Trompettistes de Légende, featuring the music of some of the Jazz Trumpet legends, past and present, as well as some of my own compositions.

I am also available for Trumpet lessons and Masterclasses, featuring a technique I have developed called The Reflex. There is a lot more about this on the Lessons page.

I hope you enjoy my website. Have a great day!

David Hitchen

Eclipse Trumpet
Endorsed Artist

Trumpet Lessons
About David Hitchen


“ When I met and started “teaching” David at around age 13, I could see that he had a strong determination about wanting to achieve high marks as a player.
This observation made my job much easier  because of his strong dedication to the materials I gave him. As you can easily hear, he has developed into a very capable, strong soloist and lead player.

I sit very proud that he has applied himself so well and become a noteworthy musician in our world”.


Bobby Shew / http://www.bobbyshew.com

“On Sunday 24th February the ‘David Hitchen Sextet’ sounded like a band that had played together for years. The superbly presented performance had everything…a well planned repertoire, cleverly arranged charts and playing of the highest level. The fact that the six musicians met to perform together for the very first time only two hours before the gig, was quite beyond belief and had David not mentioned it during his announcements no-one would have known. One of the best small band gigs at Wigan Jazz Club for a long time ! “

Dr Ian Darrington MBE / Director & Co-founder of Wigan International Jazz Festival & Jazz Club https://www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk/

“Wow!!! What a great band!! The Hitchen Big Band!
This is a new great Band that I hope all of you will enjoy!!

All the sections are doing great with those great tricky heavy big band charts, from Buddy Rich’s repertoire.

The Band is swinging well, and there are some great soloists, among them the band leader himself, play’s great lead trumpet and also beautiful Flugelhorn too!!
A new exiting Big Band with a great future!!”

Lasse Lindgren / www.lasselindgren.se/