Pollard “Big Easy” trumpet front line in New Orleans


DAVID COPPERWAITE (trumpet & vocal)

Dave started playing in 1957 and played in his native Yorkshire with a variety of bands until 1973. Upon moving to Manchester, he was a founder member of the Dave Donohoe band. He formed the French Quarter band in 1976 and the Liberty Hall trio in 1984. His latest ventures are the Eclipse Parade band and Muted Jazz formed in 1997.

He has played alongside Alton Purnell, Louis Nelson, Tuba Fats and Milton Batiste in the UK. In New Orleans he played with Greg Stafford, Wendell Eugene, Ernie Elly, Reginald Koeller and Lars Edegran. His favourite players include Bunk Johnson, Kid Howard, DeDe Pierce, Percy Humphrey and Lionel Ferbos.



Merry Christmas to all from Muted Brass+One Live@Dolphinmusic Huddersfield.18102008256

Muted Brass + One Live@Dolphin Music Huddersfield.

Muted |Brass are available for bookings foe ALL types of functions, LARGE or small.

Contact Dave Copperwaite


About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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