“Trumpeter Michael Lamb, all but blew the roof off”— Be Bop Spoken Here
“The future of North East jazz is in safe hands”— Paul Bream

Playing trumpet for over 15 years and having completed a B.Mus degree in Jazz, Popular and Commercial music under James Birkett. Michael is experienced in a huge range of performance settings.

Big bands are Michael’s passion – having founded Strictly Smokin’ Big Band since 2003 it now works regularly across the UK and has performed with a host of jazz A listers including: Joe Stilgoe, Anthony Strong, Bruce Adams, Paul Booth, Hailey Tuck, Alan Barnes, Polly Gibbons, Mark Nightingale, Mike Lovatt, Claire Martin, Matt Ford (Oct ’20), Pete Long (Feb ’21)

Michael’s performance experience also includes pop/ commercial horn sections, various small jazz settings, musical theatre, and popular and commercial ensembles.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band

R J Thompson

Smoove & Turrell