A graduate of London University and the Royal Academy of Music, David Powell is a tuba player, performing regularly with numerous symphony, opera and ballet orchestras in Britain and abroad, and also specialising in contemporary music as a player with the London Sinfonietta. He was a founder-member of the ground-breaking jazz ensemble “Loose Tubes” and has played with the bands of Mike Westbrook, John Dankworth, Billy Cobham and Barry Guy. His own 8-piece jazz/world music band “Kermesse” has performed widely, played on radio and recorded a CD; he also currently plays with “Balkanatics”, a group specialising in the music of eastern Europe. David has run many education and community projects involving drama, improvisation and composition. He is organist and choirmaster of St. Mary Newington parish church in south London. Compositions include songs for children, a piece for 16 trombones, sacred choral music and electronic dance music.