Dennis Rollins

(Hear Dennis's piece here, recorded live at Manchester Jazz Festival.)

Dennis is well known on the British and international jazz scene, celebrated for his versatility and unique approach to the trombone. His mighty sound can be heard to full effect in his award winning band Badbone & Co.

At the age of 14, Dennis started performing with the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association before moving to London and playing with NYJO. He has worked with top jazz and pop personalities including Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, Blur and Brand New Heavies.

Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award. In Doncaster in February 2008 he was given Honorary Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his musical career and for his role as an inspiration to Doncaster's musical youngsters.

In 2007, Dennis picked up Trombonist of the Year at the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Awards. His band Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band in 2006. His Rhythms of Fire project also won the 2006 Arts & Kids Award, part of the regional Arts & Business Awards.

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