Nicola Watson


At what age did you begin learning your instrument? 

I started playing the trumpet when I was 7 and later moved to the woodwind instruments.

Where did you study? 

I studied at the University of Huddersfield.

Who do you currently play for? 

I currently play for the Nottingham Jazz Orchestra, Ashby Big Band, James Williams Show Band, Symphonica and Mr Switch, Amore Live and John Moakes Swing Singer.

Please tell us more about your music experiences. 

I have played for Magic of Motown, Soul Sensation, Ockbrook Big Band, Risley Big Band, Delta Horns, Rice and Peas, Kal’s Kats, Kalamazoo, The Ambassadors of Swing (UK), Stonewall Jackson Soul Band, Diane Shaw Band, 8 to the Bar and Telstar Big Band.

Have you performed on TV and Radio? 

I’ve recently recorded for a pop / DJ video, it is currently being edited and will be released soon.

Apart from music, what other hobbies do you have? 

I enjoy going on long walks in the countryside with my dog and going to the beach!​


If you had one piece of advice for music students, what would it be? 

You’re only as good as your last performance.

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