Steve Waterman began his career while studying at Trinity College of Music. He is professor of jazz trumpet at The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College. Steve has his own quintet and in 2003 formed an 18-piece jazz orchestra playing his original compositions. As well as 7 notable albums under his own leadership, he has recorded with the likes of Carla Bley, Mike Garrick, Graham Collier and Alan Barnes. Steve’s latest album on the Mainstem label is 'Buddy Bolden Blew It' described as a history of jazz through tunes written by trumpet players, inspired by the legendary Buddy Bolden, acknowledged as the first major figure of this music form in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The album includes compositions by Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Clark Terry, Thad Jones, Kenny Wheeler and Tom Harrell.