Jonny Enright

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA Music, Saturday Music School, Short Courses

Specialisms: Trombone, Composition, Songwriting

Since completing his studies at the Royal College of Music, Jonny Enright has worked as a trombonist with many artists, including Elbow, Gregory Isaacs, Max Romeo, The Abyssinians, Joe Bataan, Jack Costanzo, Kathryn Williams, Tony Christie, Peggy Seeger, Lo Fidelity Allstars, Bootsy Collins, Badly Drawn Boy and his own band, Grupo X.

Jonny’s songs for Grupo X have had airplay across the BBC from DJs including Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan, Gilles Peterson and Craig Charles.  His tracks feature on Grupo X’s five album releases, have been licensed to many compilations around the world and used to promote brands such as Lilt and Nokia, and in shows on MTV Miami.  

"Jonny's Bugalu" was licensed for the DSW Shoes TV and radio commercial, airing across the USA in 2007.

"Sunshine and You" was licensed by West Ham United FC to promote their new signing for the 2018-19 season, Felipe Anderson, in videos across social media

Jonny has recently composed and arranged for jazz projects, The Human Revolution Orchestra and The Solomon Gundy Band.

Jonny appeared in an episode of the Stephen Poliakoff-directed BBC drama, Dancing on the Edge, in 2013. He performed on the soundtrack and appeared in the film adaptation of Booker prize nominee, Sarah Water's, The Little Stranger, directed by Oscar-nominated Lenny Abrahamson, released in September 2018.

Jonny has been a jazz examiner for ABRSM since 2001.

Jonny’s teaching is student-centred.  He has a flexible approach, in terms of pace and method, which works well for students with a broad range of abilities. He extends high achievers and gifted students by challenging them to be innovative and creative.


Student Quotes:

“I have thoroughly enjoyed Latin Ensemble and believe my sense of rhythm and overall musicality has greatly improved too..”

“It is clear that many of the skills I have gained and enhanced through participating in this project will be of great use to me in other areas of my musical practice”

"The Latin ensemble sessions I received made me realise how much I missed playing music for the sheer enjoyment of it and my enthusiasm for learning also intensified with this. The sessions were engaging, enjoyable and exciting"

“It felt as if he [Jonny] was one of the students. I was able to express and challenge myself in a safe environment, whilst illustrating appropriate stylistic creativity.”

“I acquired new knowledge and skills from this project as the topics covered addressed many issues in everyday musical practice.”

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