Rob Pearce – Trombone. Rob is London born and bred and started playing the trombone at the age of eight, having wanted a trombone when he was four. After the inevitable original classical training, he started playing traditional jazz when he was 16 (1976), only 43 years ago, which was a fortunate spin-off from the youth orchestra, and now plays in a number of traditional New Orleans bands, both as a regular member and as a guest, and leads his own band called the Mardi Gras JazzBand. Rob makes very regular trips to New Orleans, and has played alongside a very large number of New Orleans musicians in a large number of venues, including in Preservation Hall, the Natchez streamboat, all the Bourbon Street and Frenchmen Street jazz clubs and has a huge repertoire of New Orleans Jazz. Understandably, his style is reminiscent of Kid Ory, Big Jim Robinson, Freddie Assunto, Louis Nelson and Trummy Young, although he will adapt and appears regularly with the Fallen Heroes playing their brand of New Orleans R&B and is not averse to some classic swing. In addition to New Orleans, Rob has played at Jazz Clubs in Hong Kong, Australia, USA and throughout Europe, hotels and clubs in Monte Carlo, even a beach party in San Tropez and pool parties in Antibes and Juin les Pins for the rich and famous, and of course, a myriad of UK venues, such as the 100 Club, Pizza Express, the Tower of London, the Royal Courts of Justice, riverboats galore, and for all the London Marathons for the last quarter of a century – including all the Olympic and Paralympic marathons.
Groups Played For (at CJC)