--- SPIELTECHNIK DER TUBA ---
Jack will be authoring a playing techniques guide to the tuba for Bärenreiter over 2018/19, more details to be announced soon.
--- CONTEMPORARY TUBA SERIES ---
Jack has been invited to curate a new Contemporary Tuba Series with Berlin-based publishers Edition Gravis, more details to be announced soon.
IMPROVISATION PERFORMANCES IN FEBRUARY
Upcoming performances include a solo performance at Modular on Sunday 11th, duo on Saturday 17th and ensemble on Thursday 8th.
PREMIERES IN JULY 2018
Jack has secured funding from Initiative Neue Musik Berlin to produce a concert of six new works for solo tuba from Georges Aperghis, Michael Finnissy, Mark Andre, Edo Frenkel, Christian Mason and Haukur þór Harðarson. After a premiere in Berlin these will be taken to the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, more details coming soon.
Jack works primarily as a tubist, promoting his instrument to the contemporary musical world through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and educational establishments. His extensive experience in older musical genres includes working with many world class orchestras, conductors and soloists, as well as historically informed performances on the serpent and ophicleide.
He performs as a soloist, in chamber ensembles and as an orchestral musician around the world, recent and future highlights including a solo tour around the American Northeast, an ensemble collaboration with Turkish musicians in Istanbul and Ankara, and an orchestral tour of Switzerland with Hildegard lernt Fliegen. Originally from Brighton on the south coast of England, he currently lives in Berlin.
Alongside performing on all members of the tuba family, he also works frequently as a composer, author/editor, euphoniumist, repetitur/coach, vocalist, administrator, conductor and arranger.