Affiliation: Freelance session trumpet player: Hong Kong and Australia.
Artist's Biography Born in 1974 in Lancashire, England and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Adrian began playing trumpet at the age of six. His natural ability and dedication to the instrument saw him progress rapidly, and he is now one of the most sought after studio and touring musicians in Asia and Australia.
Over the past two decades, he has recorded and performed with some of the best in music; including Jacky Cheung, Joey Yung, and Twins in the Asian music scene, and Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey, and Patrizio Buanne in the West. He boast numerous recording credits and has performed in over thirty touring musical theatre productions.
Adrian also has an impressive career to date as a composer, and has written music for the Sydney Theatre Company, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Jacky Cheung 1/2 Century World tour, among others. His music was featured on The Artists of the New York Trumpet Company album, Intercontinental Drift, and in 2007 he won the WA Music Industry Song of the Year Award for his composition Curious Yellow.
2012 sees the release of Adrians debut CD as leader, Chinese Whispers , featuring music from and inspired by China.
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Adrian Kelly: \"Intercontinental Drift\"
Hip Mo Toast Big Band: \"Mischievous Girl\", \"Live\", \"Introducing Hip Mo Toast\"
One For All Big Band: \"A Better Way\"
Graham Collier and The Collective: \"Bread and Circuses\"
Nashid: \"Bird in Flight\"
Anthony Cormican: \"Don\'t Refrain\"
Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra: \"Tom Terrific\", \"WAYJO Live\"
Jazz West Big Band: \"Take the Light\"
Perth Jazz Orchestra: \"Perth Jazz Orchestra\"
Madhuro: \"Sweet Emptiness\"
The Jive Express: \"Vision inspired by Emmanuel\"
Michael Battersby: \"Faithful\", \"This is the Church\"