Billy Weir

UK Based Drummer

Nest – Review and Pictures

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“Just wanted to say how much we at Birmingham Jazz enjoyed the gig. The whole ensemble was superb with excellent solos all round, but what really impressed me was the new and original material – both sophisticated and immediately engaging – a rare combination in my experience!”
Jim Sparrow, Birmingham Jazz  http://www.birminghamjazz.co.uk/

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Author: Billy Weir - UK Based Drummer

Billy is a freelance musician performing regularly as a band leader and a sideman. After graduating from South West Music School and National Youth Jazz Collective, Billy enrolled on the Jazz Course at Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst studying there he has received tuition from artists such as Mark Turner, John Taylor and Jeff Ballard. In 2014 Billy was awarded the "Tony Levin Drum Prize" for the "most swinging drummer" and performed at the UK National Drum Fair alongside Jean Toussaint and Arnie Somogyi. Billy is presently an in demand sideman performing/recording all across the uk with artists such as renowned pianist, John Law. He has also recorded for the BBC series "Father Brown".

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