Rory Simmons

One of the most creative and dynamic trumpet players on the British scene, Rory is quickly gathering a reputation as an innovative performer and composer. He tours internationally with Jamie Cullum as trumpet player/guitarist in his regular band, and his other performing and recording credits include Katie Melua, Friendly Fires, Brand New Heavies, Jennifer Hudson, Phil Selway, Bat For Lashes and Will Young amongst many others. As a composer, Rory has been commissioned by SPNM, Institute of Education and Music Orbits for various creative, cross genre projects.


  • Featuring some of the most exciting and dynamic young musicians from the London jazz, classical and improvised-music scenes, the project aims to fuse chamber and orchestral palettes and shapes with the vibrant energy of cutting-edge jazz.
  • Monocled Man is a collaborative project from Rory Simmons (Fringe Magnetic), Chris Montague (Troyka) and Jon Scott (Kairos Quartet).