in Oldham, Lancs, Annie Whitehead learnt trombone at school and by the
age of fourteen was already busy playing with brass bands, local dance
groups and the Manchester Youth Jazz Orchestra. At sixteen, she started
her professional career with Ivy Benson's legendary All Girls Orchestra.
Annie has worked with many well known artists including Elvis Costello,
Joan Armatrading, Chris Rea, The Style Council and Robert Wyatt. She
was a member of Chris MacGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, The Carla Bley
Very Big Band and the Penguin Café Orchestra. She has contributed to
more than 50 albums and has recorded five albums under her own
name."Annie Whitehead is a trombonist of elegant technique and musical
tastes taking in funk, salsa and ska as well as jazz" - John Fordham.
"Space age themes, a rock influenced funk beat, impressive soloists..
one of the most individual and cohesive bands currently touring the jazz
circuit" - The Times.