Martin Dale is one of the busiest and most popular saxophonists in the South West. Martin has recorded for the BBC on radio and television sound tracks. To date he has released 8CDs which have been played on both Radio 2,3 and Jazz FM and makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals, where he has performed with Lee Gibson, Alan Barnes, and Mark Nightingale.
Mark Nightingale – Mark began on trombone at age nine, and played in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in his teens. He attended Trinity College of Music from 1985–’88. He performed at the 1989 International Trombone Workshop with a trombone quintet called Bonestructure; following this he was asked to return to play at workshops in Germany in 1992, in the U.S. in 1994, and in Austria in 1996. Nightingale toured and recorded with James Morrison in Europe from 1994 to 1997. He has also composed for trombone; published works include 20 Jazz Etudes (1995) and Multiplicity (1996). Among those with whom Nightingale has played with are John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Urbie Green, Carl Fontana, Jiggs Whigham, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Thilo Berg, Alan Barnes, Bill Holman, Claire Martin, John Wilson, Clark Tracey, and Stan Tracey. He occasionally directs the BBC Big Band. He played trombone on the album Ten Summoner’s Tales by Sting.