Duncan Eagles is a London based saxophonist who performs regularly around the UK and Europe including venues and Festivals such as Ronnie Scotts, the 606 Club, The Bulls Head, The Spitz, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Charlie Wrights along side some of the top names of jazz including Gary Husband, Derek Nash, John Etheridge, Alex Hutton, Roy Babbington, Nigel Price, Mornington Lockett, Jason Rebello, Kit Downes, Lewis Wright (Empirical) Martin Shaw, Ola Onabule to name a few.
After picking up the saxophone at 16 years of age, by 18 he was accepted onto the Jazz course at Trinity College Of Music. Here he had the opportunity to study with some of the worlds finest jazz musicians such as Russel Van Den Berg (Kenny Wheeler) , Jean Toussaint, and Mark Lockheart. While studying at Trinity he was awarded the Spike Robinson saxophone scholarship.
At 21 Duncan became involved with the current “Tomorrows Warriors” musicians and was a featured soloist with Shabaka Hutchings’ Splay. Duncan continues to play with the “Tomorow’s Warriors” band that hosts the Jam session at the Spice of Life on Shaftsburry Avenue. He is also a member of the TWJO who are currently preparing for a nationwide tour at the beginning of next year.
Most recently Duncan has become a member of British vocalist Ola Onabule’s touring band regularly performing at major International Jazz Festivals in Europe and America. Duncan is currently writing and performing with his current project Partikel which was featured as part of Dune records young composers series this Summer. Partikel is the house band for the weekly Jam session every Monday at London’s award winning venue, The Hideaway in Streatham.
“In Duncan Eagles we have a young tenor/soprano saxist who has listened and absorbed the past….. his ideas are very much entrenched in the jazz of today and tomorrow.” Bebop Spoken Here