Since completing his degree in 2016 at the Royal Academy of Music, Louis Dowdeswell has flourished in the London music scene as both a trumpet player and producer.
He started his music education after being offered scholarships to Wells Cathedral School and the Purcell School. He has studied with Wayne Bergeron, Gary Grant, Simon Gardner, Mike Lovatt, Mark David, Nick Smart, Steve Waterman and Paul Beniston. A major part of his commercial trumpet training was the National Yout Jazz Orchestra with whom he played lead trumpet with between 2012 and 2014 and took part in a BBC proms concert at the Royal Albert hall.
Louis is a member of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Echoes of Ellington big band. He has worked with the BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Ultimate Earth, Wind and Fire, the Callum Au Big Band and the Gordon Campbell Big Band as well as many more. Guest solo spots include, TrumpetParty 2015 in Amsterdam as the Conn-Selmer artist playing with the Holland Big Band, Josh Groban's sideman on the UK tour in 2016 and at the Butlins Mineworkers Championships brass band competition backed by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. He has also taken numerous trumpet clinics in Europe and the US.
Memorable highlights across his career thus far include playing at Ronnie Scotts with Al Jarreau as part of the 30-year celebration of the “Jarreau” album, and at the infamous brass concert honoring British trumpet legend, Derek Watkins. He has enjoyed being on TV shows such as Michael Buble at the BBC, VE Day 2015, Tonight at the London Palladium and as part of the Xfactor Big Band.
Louis' YouTube channel has ammased more than 2 millions views and is the most popular big band channel on the site. He plays, films and produces everything that he posts online and is very fortuante to work closely with his colleague and friend Callum Au, who arranges the music for the channel.
Louis' west end musical credits include Aladdin, Beautiful, Wicked, Big the Musical, Elf the Musical, Motown, Guys and Dolls, Barnum, High Society, Dance 'till Dawn, Last Tango and he has toured with Brendan Cole ("Strictly Come Dancing") as part of his band.