Shanti Paul Jayasinha
Sri Lanka/Scotland. Trumpet, flugelhorn, cello
Shanti lives and works in London in the jazz and world music fields. His professional career took off whilst attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama when he was the featured soloist with Kenny Wheeler on the CD ‘Walk Softly’. He has played for such bands as Alex Wilson, Tim Garland, Monica Vasconcelos, Snowboy, Etheridge’s Zappatistas, the Brand New Heavies, Michael Garrick, Clare Foster and Merengada. As well as performing live with the Grand Union Orchestra since 1987, Shanti has also worked with the likes of Bobby Watson, Ruben Gonzalas, Annie Whitehead, Mike Westbrook Orchestra, the London Jazz Orchestra to name but a few. He has worked extensively in the Latin music scene that has seen him work with some of the most acclaimed artists n the world including Guillermo Rubalcaba and Frank Emilio Flynn. During a period in New York Shanti played in a duo with Chocolate Armentero and was invited to join Orquesta Broadway on stage. As well as his work as a professional performer Shanti is also heavily involved in Educational work both with the Associated Board and the Grand Union Orchestra. His latest CD is entitled 'Round Trip' and can be found on Candid Records.