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Tomos Williams trumpet Khamira

Tomos Williams 

Tomos, from Aberystwyth, is a unique trumpeter in Wales who straddles both the folk and jazz worlds. He has played internationally with the widely respected and ground breaking Welsh folk band 'fernhill' for the past 15 years.

As well as leading Khamira he also leads the Welsh jazz/folk band 'Burum' which uses Welsh traditional melodies in a modern jazz context, which has played and toured in the US, India and France.

He also leads his own jazz quartet '7Steps' which focuses on the music of Miles Davis, which has toured Ireland with the Irish rhythm section of Kevin Lawler (drums) and Andrew Csibi (bass).

Tomos masterminded, played on and produced a trio recording with the eminent Welsh triple harpist Llio Rhydderch and Mark O'Connor on drums, called 'Carn Ingli' which was released in 2012.

He studied Jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff as a Post-graduate student and is a recipient of a prestigious Creative Wales Award (2012-13) from the Arts Council of Wales.

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