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Howard McGill

Howard took up clarinet at the age of 7, followed shortly by the alto sax, then flute and piano. At 21 he won the BBC Don Lusher prize for best up and coming jazz musician in Britain. Howard joined the BBC Big Band in 1999, where he played with Clark Terry, Ray Charles, Bobby Watson, Bud Shank, Pete Christlieb, Georgie Fame and Michel Legrand. He also worked in the pop scene, touring extensively with Vanessa Mae, playing opposite Michael Jackson and performing with the Spice Girls and Ben Folds 5.

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