Jez is a highly experienced percussionist and music educator with qualifications including a BMus from the Royal Academy of Music and an MA in Music Industry Management and Artist Development. Specialising in Latin and world percussion, he’s taught samba and carnival music at many schools and colleges around London, and regularly leads percussion workshops. Jez was one of four directors teaching and directing 80 samba drummers in the Rio flag handover section of the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
A prolific performer, he’s played with the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the English National Opera, among other orchestral bodies, plus has appeared in many theatrical productions and musicals including The Lion King, Wicked, Hair, Legally Blonde, The Lord of the Rings and The Snowman. Artists he’s worked with include Imogen Heap, Massive Attack, Jamie Cullum, Gareth Malone, Tim Minchin and Brian Eno.