Welcome

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. As you navigate around my website you will find some video footage of my Trumpet/Flugelhorn playing, both in a studio and live setting. I’m very proud to have some live video footage of me playing alongside the great Bobby Shew and trading some solos with him from a recent tour in France. You can view all of this and much more on my Youtube Channel.
My Biography on the next page will give you some insight of my journey so far as a professional Trumpet/Flugelhorn player and where I am up to right now. Please feel free to check it out at your leisure.
If you would like to secure my services as a guest soloist with your ensemble, or maybe a masterclass, some lessons, or maybe hire one of my exciting Jazz Ensembles, you can contact me right here at hitchenjazz@gmail.com
I hope you enjoy my website. Have a great day!
David Hitchen

Testimonials

“ 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/