Mike Westbrook

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Birthday
21, 1936
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1936 (age 83)
Birthplace
England

About

One of the pivotal pioneers of British Jazz. He was the founder of The Mike Westbrook Brass Band, later The Orckestra.

Before Fame

He was a regular performer at the Old Place and the Little Theatre Club after he relocated to London in 1962.

Trivia

He first collaborated with jazz singer Phil Minton when Minton was lead vocalist for his jazz-rock band Solid Gold Cadillac.

Family Life

He married singer and songwriter Kate Westbrook for whom he wrote many theatrical jazz scores.

Associated With

His first major theatrical work was in Adrian Mitchell's Tyger, a musical about William Blake.

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