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Hello and welcome to my web site. I have played in many different settings and styles of music, but my main speciality is jazz and latin. I teach one-to-one drum kit lessons, jazz improvisation workshops and classes and also tutor on community projects. 


I am involved with several different projects, events, workshops and bands. For more information about those please click the links below. To see more about me including up-coming gigs, biography, videos and CD recordings please click above for other pages on this website.


Click on the links below to jump to the relevant websites... 


Bands/Projects... 

BUSTER PLAYS BUSTER

JO FOOKS QUARTET

HEADS SOUTH

ARQ (ALISON RAYNER QUINTET)

HALSTEAD BIG BAND

HALSTEAD JAZZ CAROL CONCERTS


Workshops... 

SATURDAY JAZZ WORKSHOP (ORPINGTON)

TONBRIDGE JAZZ WORKSHOP

BYMT JAZZ SCHOOL


Summer School... 

THE ORIGINAL UK JAZZ SUMMER SCHOOL



"How To Learn To Improvise using Minor Pentatonic Scales" 

Please click on the images below to purchase a copy of my new iBook. 


"Highly recommended for players new to improvising and looking for an engaging way to get started with this component of Jazz vocabulary. Buster has created a well thought-out and easy to follow guide with embedded audio examples that make it very immediate and interactive. It comes in Eb and Bb as well as the Concert keys and will make a valuable on-the-go addition to your practice routines.”
Nick Smart, Head of Jazz, Royal Academy of Music


“This is a great resource, both for beginners and more advanced students (it’s always good to go backwards!).  Buster arranges this in a way that introduces ideas logically and slowly, and yet still allows for creativity and invention in their application.  The interactive elements are extremely helpful and allow lots of play and practice!”

Liam Noble


"I am staggered by the possibilities your course offers should one use it as prescribed and not move on too quickly. The variable speeds in bite size pieces and what you are offering with future modules is, as far as I know, quite unique. I have a graveyard of online courses, in fact I made such a hash, over the years, of trying to download audio and print off massive ebooks that I have lost sight of many of them. I have also paid very silly amounts of money for tedious exercises in C and then had to work the rest out for myself, guess what, I gave them all up. I am amazed yours is so low priced but I suspect it will generate volume, a bit like apps. I have a feeling that this will become a gold standard and pray it will make your pension pot spill over. All I wanted to say here was how good it is and thank you for your hard work and commitment. I would like to be able to re pay you for your efforts by using it as you would have wished."
Kind regards, Ann.


For more information please visit www.savvyinteractivemusicpublishing.com


For Concert Pitch

Suitable for vocalists interested in scat singing and all Concert Pitch instruments including: 

Piano, Organ, Guitar, Vibraphone, Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello, Oboe, Bassoon. 


Click on the image to purchase the book for £4.99 or download a free sample

For Bass Clef

Suitable for all Bass Clef instruments including: 

Bass Guitar, Double Bass, Trombone. 


Click on the image to purchase the book for £4.99 or download a free sample

For Bb Pitch

Suitable for all Bb Pitch instruments including: 

Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet. 


Click on the image to purchase the book for £4.99 or download a free sample

For Eb Pitch

Suitable for all Eb Pitch instruments including: 

Alto Sax, Baritone Sax. 

Click on the image to purchase the book for £4.99 or download a free sample