Miguel Gorodi is a London based composer, teacher and trumpet player performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music.
He currently leads and writes for the Miguel Gorodi Nonet, and co-leads the Gorodi/Ingamells duet ensemble and the Gorodi/Braysher Quartet. He is a member of the Barry Green Sextet, SEED Ensemble, the London City Big Band and the Dixie Ticklers, as well as regularly playing for the London Jazz Orchestra.
Born in Spain in 1990, Miguel also grew up in Saudi Arabia and Thailand before moving to England in 2006 upon winning a music scholarship at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. Miguel moved to London in 2008 to study Jazz Trumpet at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, graduating in 2012 with a first class honours degree and a Concert Recital Diploma, and stayed at Guildhall for a further two years as the Jazz department’s fellow.
Since moving to London, Miguel has become one of the city’s leading young jazz trumpet players. He was first picked up at the age of 19 by singer Ian Shaw to record his album The Abbey Road Sessions (featuring Peter Ind and Gene Calderazzo) in 2010. Miguel has continued a freelancing career as a sideman and featured soloist ever since, performing in Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland, Russia, and across the UK.
Miguel’s Nonet debut album, ‘Apophenia’, will be released in Spring 2019 on Ubuntu Music.
Gareth Lockrane: flutes
Mike Chillingworth: alto sax & clarinet
George Crowley: tenor sax & bass clarinet
Miguel Gorodi: trumpet & flugel
Kieran McLeod: trombone
Ray Hearne: tuba
Ralph Wyld: vibes
Conor Chaplin: bass
David Hamblett: drums