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Jayne Murrill

Jayne began playing the euphonium at the age of 9 whilst at school in Newham, East London and soon after joined the National Youth Brass Band quickly progressing onto principal euphonium.


She moved onto trombone aged 16 and in 1991 entered the Royal College of Music studying with Peter Bassano and Lindsay Shilling. Whilst at college Jayne was the recipient of several awards including the Countess of Munster Trust and the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Award before graduating in 1996 with a BMus degree and an ARCM diploma.


Since leaving college Jayne has enjoyed a successful freelance career working with many of the major UK orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with a number of chamber ensembles including LadyBones and the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble. Jayne joined Bones Apart in 2008.


An experienced teacher and trainer, Jayne has coached the trombones of the National Children's Brass Band and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales.

In April 2017 Jayne came up with the brilliant idea of ‘The Acrobat Challenge’, a Facebook fundraising initiative towards medical treatment for young British trombonist Stephen Sykes. The idea was a global success receiving BBC television and radio news coverage and raised well over the target of £90,000 in less than one month.


When not playing the trombone Jayne is an accomplished brass band conductor and is Musical Director of East London Brass


She enjoys baking, going to the gym and spending time with her family.