Rory Simmons
Top UK Trumpeter

One of the most creative and dynamic trumpet players on the British jazz scene, Rory Simmons is quickly gathering a reputation as an innovative performer and composer. As a core member of the LOOP collective and a leader of 3 original projects, his energy and commitment as a cutting-edge musician is evident. Underlined by playing filled with depth and emotion.

His performing and recording credits include Jamie Cullum, Katie Melua, Gerard Presencer, Martin Speake, Grand Union Orchestra, Ingrid Laubrock, Bat For Lashes, John Etheridge, Byron Wallen, FIRE collective, Cubana Bop, Zappatistas, Vanguard Big Band and many more, including touring 4 continents, live TV and radio broadcasts, and comissions from UCL and Institute of Education.

"stunning trumpet and flugel horn playing" Scottish Herald

"more than a touch of harmonically audacious phraseology and suave sound" Jazzwise

"Led by fine trumpeter Simmons whose compistional leanings are toward Zappa and Django Bates. Here showcasing his stunning new project with an extended string and woodwind section" Time Out

"Simmons is impressive" Evening standard