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Richard Iles (born 1962 in Birmingham) is a jazz trumpeter. 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, performing with Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, Anthony Braxton, Vince Mendoza, Peter Erskine, and Bill Frisell.
Iles became a member of the Mike Gibbs band and participated in the recording By the Way. In 2000, he released the From Hear to There with music for small and large ensembles.
He was hired as Musical Director of the Jazz Orchestra at Chetham's School of music in Manchester, and directs the jazz orchestra at Bolton Music Service. He is a principal lecturer in Jazz at Leeds College of Music, teaching trumpet and musical direction.
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As sideman or guest
- Composition No. 175 / Composition No. 126: Trillium Dialogues M, Anthony Braxton (Leo, 1994 )
- A Quiet Eye, June Tabor (2000)
- Always, June Tabor (2005)
- Celebration, Arild Andersen, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tommy Smith (2012)
- Eyles, John (2006-03-18). "CD/LP review: Composition No. 175 & Composition No. 126: Trillium-Dialogues M". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- "Richard Isles: Big Band Director". Chetham's School of Music. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- "Richard Iles | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
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