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Last Update:
7th January 2013

The Internet Home of Chris Jeans
Trombone Soloist, Antoine Courtois Clinician,
Brass Tutor, Conductor, Adjudicator

Chris began his career in his home town of Yeovil, Somerset before moving on to brass bands various - Sunlife, Desford Colliery, Grimethorpe Colliery, Rigid Containers, John Foster Black Dyke Mills, Ransomes and the Yorkshire Building Society Bands. He has twice held the title of Brass in Concert Solo Champion. He has appeared as a soloist in many prestigious concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall, New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Chris has four albums and three books bearing his name and is currently in demand as an international soloist, conductor and adjudicator. He participates in many workshops and masterclasses in this country and abroad.

As well as being Artistic Director of Youth Brass 2000, Chris is the Principal Trombone for the GUS Band (see 4BR news item here, GUS Band website here)!

Chris plays the Antoine Courtois Evolution 700EV11H Double Bell with Hagmann System (pictured), probably the best trombone in the world. Click on the Trombone below for more details of the fine range of Trombones built by Antoine Courtois.


Youth Brass 2000 are the current BBC Radio 2 Youth Band of the Year!

They are also the National Youth Championships of 2012 - Champion Band!


Click here for a short message from Chris congratulating the band on their success.

 Butlins Championships 2012 - Junior & Youth Section Winners!

MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CONTINUED SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO YOUTH BRASS                                                                                                                                                                                                   

March 2008 - Virtuosi GUS win a place at the National Finals with their 2nd place at the Midlands Regional Championships, Chris is marked at the outstanding trombonist of the day!

July 2007 - Conducted by Chris Youth Brass 2000 become British Open Youth Champions at Prestatyn!

February 2007 - Chris again achieves major success conducting Youth Brass 2000 at 2007 Action Research Youth Entertainment Champtionships, gaining 2nd place for music, 4th for entertainment, thus giving them 3rd position overall. Rob Richardson of 4BarsRest comments:

January 2007 - Virtuosi GUS achieve memorable 2nd place at Butlins Mineworkers 2007, also being awarded the prize for being 'Most Entertaining Band'

December 2006 - In conjuction with Kirklees Music Chris has produced a new book of solo melodies called 'Melodies for Trombone' complete with piano accompaniment.

Solos include:

  • Songs my mother taught me (Anton Dvorak)
    Dusk on Dee (Malcolm Bennett)
    Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy)
    Luce Bay (Malcolm Bennett)
    Gymnopedie No 1 (Eric Satie)

November 2006 - Chris joins GUS Band as principal Trombone.

February 2006 - Chris leads Youth Brass 2000 to triumph at Action Research Youth Brass Band Festival in Blackpool!

January 2006 - Buffet-Crampon acquire Courtois Paris. Click on Logo below for press release


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