Chris Coull is a trumpeter well known in UK and overseas for his energetic, yet thoughtful be-bop styled playing and band leading. His influences are mostly from Clifford Brown, Miles with a good dose of Freddie Hubbard and even a little Wynton thrown in the mix. Past excursions have seen him play at Royal Albert Hall, Isle of Wight Festival, Jazz At The Lincoln Center, Appleby Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, to name but a few. As a side man he has played alongside Alan Barnes, Tony Kofi, Jim Mullen, the late great Johnny Dankworth, American heavyweight American sax player Jerry Weldon (from Harry Connick Jnr) and Richard Johnson (from Wynton Marsalis’ group).
Chris is joined in the quartet by father and son duo Rob and Joe Steels on Bass and Guitar, and by Jack Davies on drums.
His recordings have included 2011 “Blues On the Corniche” arranged with full string section. 2018 “Jazz from the Sands” – a sumptuous small group CD of the great American song book. More recently Chris collaborated with Danish vocalist Sara Oschlag for a quintet recording “Just One Of Those Things”
“With this recording , Sara Oschlag confirms her position in the very front rank of contemporary jazz vocalists. Chris Coull contributes inspired and tasteful solos throughout and the rhythm section, led by the superb Mark Edwards, is an absolute delight. The result is a charming, beautifully arranged album of unhackneyed material with everyone at the top of their game.” - Alan Barnes
"Moody and sophisticated, 'Blues on the Corniche' is an ambitious, highly skilled album that captures the diverse richness from Chris Coull."-- Grammy award winner Jason Olaine (Jazz at the Lincoln Centre, New York)
“Great sound, and sweet lines, Chris has got the jazz language down!” Dominick Farinacci (winner of ITG International Jazz Trumpet Competition and 2 gold discs from Swing Journal Magazine)