BASSIST / COMPOSER / EDUCATOR
Jonny Wickham is a bass player, composer and teacher from North London. He is currently in his final year at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studies Jazz Bass and Guitar with some of the best players in London.
Jonny studied with with Steve Watts, Laurence Cottle, Robin Mullarkey, James Maddren, Tom Farmer, Stuart Hall, Barak Schmool, Alec Dankworth, Colin Paris and Stephen Endleman.
Jonny is an accomplished musician in a wide range of musical styles, He has played music with many fine musicians in prestigious venues, in London. Including Wembley Stadium, the Barbican, the Roundhouse, the Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scotts jazz club. He has also been lucky enough to play music abroad in places such as Memphis, Jamaica, Argentina and recently Belfast to do a broadcast for BBC NI with the Ed Dunlop Trio.
Some of Jonny's recent work includes a BBC proms extra broadcast at the Royal Albert Hall with acclaimed Brazilian music band 'Caravela' , Musician and sound artist for the score of the world premier of Arthur Millers 'no villain' Scored by Richard Melkonian and composer for short film 'Dennis Doyle', which was nominated for best student short at the international film festival camerimage in Poland.
Jonny has worked in shows such as Sir Richard Stilgoes - Orpheus the Mythical at the Other Palace, the front of house band for Five Guys Named Moe and the Uderbelly Comedy festival on the Southbank.
Jonny is a big film lover and has composed scores to several short films. He also was one of the Composers for the Stephen Endleman film Platform. Which was a live film music concert at Milton Court Concert hall, 10 composers scored one whole film to be played live. He has also contributed to the Barbican silent film project several times, where musicians improvise to classic silent films.
He has recorded and performed with artists such as Sir Richard Stilgoe, Jordan Rakei, NYJO, Waaju, Lyle Barton Trio, APPOLONIE, Pamina Beroff, Caravela, Holiday Oscar, Camden Voices , Hyphae, Down for the Count, The Ruby Darlings, Alex Western - King Quartet, Rhythms of the City, Shane Hampshire and Anthony Strong.
He recently started his own quintet with...
Jonny wrote his undergraduate dissertation on the compositional innovations of Charles Mingus!
Who is one of his biggest influences. Others, to name a few; Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Derek Trucks, James Jameson, Nathan Watts, Dave Holland, Herbie Hancock, Bakithi Kumalo, Wayne Shorter, John Williams, Joe Hisiashi, Paul Chambers, Israel Crosby, Ray Brown, Doug Watkins, Joni Mitchell, Troy Miller.
Jonny is a keen educator, as well as teaching privately, he is a regular teacher for Camden and Haringey music services, teaching individuals and groups bass and guitar, he has also given several jazz masterclasses for CYM. He is also heavily involved with the amazing music charity in South Africa, Sing Inchanga founded by one of his oldest musical friends David Tims.
Jonny uses - Yamaha and Fender basses and guitars -John East Preamps- Mark Bass amplifiers - labella and rotosound strings - Whirlwind cables - double bass by Janos, with Evah Pirazzi strings - boss, radial engineering, tc electronic and EBS pedals - Spitfire Audio samples - kurzweil and Korg keyboards -focusrite preamps - Pre sonus Monitors - audio technica headphones - sennheiser mics - Apple Logic X - Sibelius 7.5 - Shure IEM - and ACS earplugs.
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