A real favourite of the club, Dennis Rollins was born 1964 in the Midlands to Jamaican parents and raised in South Yorkshire. Dennis cut his teeth at the age of 14 performing with the Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. He moved to London and began playing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the legendary all-black big band Jazz Warriors. A charismatic and energetic musician, composer and educator, well known on the British and international jazz scene, and celebrated for his versatility and unique approach to the underrated trombone. Dennis' Badbone & Co was the winner of the BBC's Jazz Award for Best Band 2006. "Rollins' trombone blares out like the cry of a sexual predator on heat: that's right, the trombone can be sexy" - James Griffiths, The Guardian.