Marshall, Oren


Oren Marshall is a pioneering player of acoustic tuba and electric tuba who, crossing between classical, jazz, improvised and world music, has collaborated with the likes of Derek Bailey, Charlie Haden, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Moondog, Radiohead, Hermeto Pascoal, The Pan-African Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. He has played with every major orchestra in London as well as with the Bolshoi Theatre Soloists, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Ballet.

As a member of London Brass (which he joined in 1987) he has made numerous recordings, toured worldwide several times, played 6 Proms concerts and performed for the Queen, Prince Charles, the German Chancellor, the President of China and the Pope. Amongst the many duos Oren has played are performances with jazz pianist John Taylor, New York Beatboxer Adam Matta, UK beatboxers Shlomo and Hobbit, prepared-piano player Hauschka, percussionist Evelyn Glennie and multi award-winning vocalist, Bobby Mcferrin.

As a solo artist, Oren has played all over the world and his ground-breaking solo work lead to multiple nominations for the BBC Innovation in Jazz Award. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayers, Moby, Vinicio Caposella, Murcoff, Tomasz Stanko and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. He leads and writes for the Charming Transport Band, bringing together master musicians from Ghana and Nigeria and innovators from London’s jazz and improvised music scenes. Oren is currently Head of Brass Studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London and teaches on the Leadership course at the Guildhall School of Music and on the Jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music.

Slade, Owen


Born in Birmingham in 1963, Owen Slade studied with Fred Devereux. In 1981 he began his studies at the RCM with John Jenkins and occasionally John Fletcher. In 1986 he became a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed the world premiere of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Cry of Anubis for solo tuba and orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1995. In 1997 he was appointed to the professorial staff of the RCM. He has recently been appointed tuba player with London Brass.

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Royal College of Music London
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