Steve Waterman began his career while studying at Trinity College of Music. He is professor of jazz trumpet at The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College. Steve has his own quintet and in 2003 formed an 18-piece jazz orchestra playing his original compositions. As well as eight notable albums under his own leadership, he has recorded with the likes of Carla Bley, Mike Garrick, Graham Collier and Alan Barnes. On bass tonight British Jazz Awards winner Alec Dankworth, who has worked with artists such as Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Van Morrison and The Dave Brubeck Quartet. Steve’s recent album 'Buddy Bolden Blew It', is described as a history of jazz through tunes written by trumpet players. Inspired by the legendary Buddy Bolden, acknowledged as the first major figure of this music form in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.