Raph Clarkson

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2017

Genre: Jazz

Instrument/voice type: Trombone

Location: London

Website: www.raphclarkson.com

Raph Clarkson is a trombonist, improviser, composer and educator from London. He has developed an eclectic musical career, which spans contemporary jazz, avant-garde improvised music, theatre, contemporary classical music, ska/reggae and South African township jazz. He performs regularly with The Dualers, Engines Orchestra and Brassroots, and is best known as the trombonist for the award-winning jazz-punk ensemble WorldService Project, which has seen him tour Europe, China, India and the USA, performing at the London, Tampere, Tokyo and Umea Jazz festivals amongst many others. WSP have also been heavily involved with the Match&Fuse european network, collaborating with artists from across the continent.