Richard Iles

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Richard Iles (born 1962 in Birmingham) is a trumpet player and jazz composer. As a member of the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, he gained valuable experience in jazz. After leaving the Leeds College of Music in 1980 he became a founding member of the Creative Jazz Orchestra,[1] performing with Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, Anthony Braxton, Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine, and Bill Frisell, amongst others.

Richard later became a member of the Mike Gibbs band and participated in the recording By The Way. In 2000, Richard released an album, From Hear To There, featuring music for small and large ensembles.

He recently took over the position of Musical Director of the Jazz Orchestra at Chetham's School of music[2] in Manchester, and also directs the jazz orchestra at Bolton Music Service.


With Anthony Braxton


  1. ^ Eyles, John (2006-03-18). "CD/LP review: Composition No. 175 & Composition No. 126: Trillium-Dialogues M". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Richard Isles: Big Band Director". Chetham's School of Music. Retrieved 2010-05-30.