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David Hitchen
David Hitchen1st Trumpet - Musical Director
1er Trompette - Chef d'Orchestre

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David HITCHEN a commencé la trompette à l’âge de 10 ans puis, dès 13 ans, il entre au Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra où il rencontre le célèbre trompettiste américain Bobby Shew avec lequel il va joué et étudier durant les 10 prochaines années.

David a progressé très rapidement et a commencé à jouer avec le National Youth Jazz Orchestra de Grande- Bretagne. Puis, il a continué à jouer dans les orchestres de Monte Carlo pendant deux ans et à l’âge de 24 ans, il a commencé à travailler pour la compagnie de croisière Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines en tant que trompettiste et directeur musical. Au cours de sa carrière, il a joué dans de nombreux pays comme le Royaume-Uni, la France, l’Allemagne, l’Espagne, la Suisse, la Hongrie, la Pologne, la Chine (Hong Kong), la République Tchèque, les Philippines, les Etats-Unis, le Canada. Il a également joué avec de nombreux artistes comme Bobby Shew, Maynard Ferguson, James Morrison, Don Rader, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher, Georgie Fame, The Drifters, The Platters, Barry White, Shirley Bassey et beaucoup d’autres

David HITCHEN started playing the trumpet when he was 10 years old and by the age of 13 he started playing in the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra where he met, performed with and started to study with American trumpet player Bobby Shew over the next ten years. David progressed very quickly and started to play in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain. He went on to play in the orchestras of Monte Carlo for two years and at the age of 24 he started to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in the orchestras as a trumpet player and musical director.

In his career as a professional trumpet player David has played all over the world including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Hong Kong,  Philippines, USA, and Canada. He has performed with many famous artists including Bobby Shew, Maynard Ferguson, James Morrison, Don Rader, Kenny Baker, Don Lusher, Georgie Fame, The Drifters, The Platters, Barry White, Shirley Bassey and many more.

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