Aubin Vanns

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Guitar

Location: Royal Academy of Music


Aubin Vanns is a jazz guitarist based in London. He has gained a reputation for his mature and original improvisational style as well as his melodic compositional style. He leads his own trio, with bassist Simon Read and drummer Jay Davis, playing original music. He also currently plays original music in the groups Space Time Crystal and Lanterns.
In 2011, Aubin led an eponymous organ trio. Supported by the Jazz Yorkshire Futures scheme, they performed at venues including Wakefield Jazz and Sela Bar, Leeds.
He also co-led the jazz/folk duo, Blue Ejder, who performed original music inspired by modern jazz and Scandinavian folk music. This group performed across the UK and Sweden at venues including Manchester Jazz Festival and the Lescar, Sheffield. They recorded their debut album, “Songs to Poems by Karin Boye” in 2014, featuring trumpeter Neil Yates.
After moving to Sweden in 2013, Aubin played in Swedish folk group, Mareld. He appeared on their fifth album, “And So It Goes…” which received positive reviews.
Aubin is currently studying for a masters degree in jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, London and is supported by Help Musicians UK.