Born in Forest Gate, East London, Quentin Collins is an outstanding hard bop trumpeter who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music by winning the ‘Best Finals’ prize. Already with a wealth of experience, he has worked with the likes of Jean Toussaint, Stan Tracey, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Tim Garland, Tony Kofi, Ray Gelato and is the longest serving member of the Blue Note inspired Dylan Howe Quintet. Quentin's debut album ‘If Not Now, Then When?’ is a balance of poignantly autobiographical originals and standards. It was voted 5th best Jazz Album of 2007 in the January 2008 edition of MOJO magazine. “...with Collins bringing a bright, crisply articulated Lee Morgan - like intensity to the proceedings..and a soft, brassy lyricism” - John Fordham, The Guardian.