hilary jeffery plays trombone, trumpet, tuba, piano and composes music

Hilary was born in 1971 in Surbiton, England and works as a musician. Following studies at Dartington College of Arts, University of York and with James Fulkerson at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem, Hilary embarked on a colourful musical life playing throughout the world in many settings including theatres, jazz clubs, cathedrals, night clubs, festivals, dance studios, bars, cinemas, galleries, streets, forests and mountains. As well as composing Hilary plays trumpet, trombone, tuba, piano, electronics, and sometimes sings. He is currently based in Berlin where he plays in many groups including Etude (Ensemble Treffen Um Die Ecke), Mullet, Organza Ray and Zinc & Copper. He has played with many groups including Apa Ini, Chicks On Speed, Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage, Germ, Jimi Tenor (Big) Band, Inconsolable Ghost, Lysn, Mouse On Mars, Sand, Tonaliens, zeitkratzer and has composed music for David Kweksilber Big Band (Amsterdam), Slagwerk Den Haag, the Acousmonium (GRM Paris), Zagreb Experimental Ensemble and for his own ensembles. The sense of silent space he experienced during a journey to the Sahara Desert in 1990 is a central and sustaining influence on his work.