Glenn Dunn (musical director and vocals)
Glenn studied piano at Chetham’s School of Music before graduating in law at the University of Warwick. His performance experience ranges from solo classical piano to chamber music, and choral singing to musical theatre. Since founding Any Swing Goes in 1999 he has added a love of big band to his repertoire, first as musical director and pianist, and subsequently male vocalist.
By day Glenn is a commercial property partner in Mayfair law firm Forsters.
Alex Howlett (vocals)
Alex was born into a musical family (both her parents were professional Opera singers). After completing a Drama degree, she trained with the Lillian Baylis Programme at the ENO. She has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, The Palladium, Her Majesty’s, off Broadway and eventually stumbled on the best job in the world – singing with this fabulous 18 piece swing band! Last year she put the cherry on her musical cake and made an album, Once Upon a Lifetime, all profits go to the charity she co-founded Friends of the Children of Tanzania
Simon Taylor (lead trumpet)
Section leader Simon started playing the trumpet in 1970. He played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and then worked on the road with Jimmy James and the Vagabonds. He spent 15 years travelling around the world as a musician aboard cruise ships. He writes and produces his own music. Simon is also an artist.
Tormod Sund (trumpet)
Tormod first joined a swing band as a student in Norway in the 90’s. When he saw ASG perform a few years back, it brought back fond memories and he was overjoyed when he was given the opportunity to join Any Swing Goes.
Richard Milner (trumpet)
Richard picked up the trumpet at the age of 9 and played Jazz and Classical trumpet with Sefton Youth Jazz Orchestra and Merseyside Youth Orchestra. He joined Any Swing Goes in 2011.
Andreas Gertsch (trumpet)
Andreas is from Switzerland and played there with several orchestras and big bands. He then came to London to do his PhD and found his musical home with Any Swing Goes.
Andrew Hunter (trumpet)
Andrew Hunter joined his first big band at the age of 11 and has been hooked on swing music ever since. At university Andrew toured the college bars of Cambridge with his own funk & soul band. He has performed at many exclusive events including "the 7th best party in the world - Time Magazine". However a return to his swing roots sees him join Any Swing Goes.
Brian Kvederas (lead trombone)
John Taylor (trombone)
John took up brass aged 7, playing through school and university as a member of a wide variety of groups and genres. As along-standing member of the trombone section, John enjoys the playing with ASG as an opportunity to relax away from his legal day-job.
Roy Young (trombone)
Aaron Liddard (lead alto sax)
Section leader and Any Swing Goes saxophone-coach Aaron started playing sax in 1987, after piano and guitar. He splits his time between writing and performing and has a string of performance, recording and production credits to his name . including with Amy Winehouse, Beverley Knight, Jools Holland and Hayley Westenra.
Aaron endorses Rico Reeds, B&G accessories, Yamaha Saxophones and AMT microphones.
Colin Charman (baritone sax)
Colin has been playing sax, clarinet, and flute for too long to remember. He also works as an arranger and musical director, but prefers the big Band playing. He has played with many people, too numerous to mention, and In all styles from classical through jazz to rock/pop.
Emma Hendron (alto sax)
Emma has played with ASG for over two years. After playing in various concert and swing bands in her native Scotland, the bright lights of London proved too tempting to resist. On moving to the Capital, Emma played with Saxophony (an all-sax quartet) before joining Any Swing Goes.
Melissa Milner (alto sax)
Since picking up a saxophone at the age of 10, Melissa has played in jazz orchestras, musicals and gigged with sax quartets. Her love of swing music led her to join Any Swing Goes in 2011 - at the same time as her trumpeter brother, Richard.
Charlotte Vaight (tenor sax)
Charlotte didn't discover swing music until her late teens when she was asked at very short notice to sing for a boy's school Dance Band. Since then she has sung regularly with jazz ensembles and big bands with saxophone taking a back seat. However, playing bandleader Betty in the recent tour of 'The Blonde Bombshells of 1943' reignited the desire to pick up the horn again and she's delighted to be working with Any Swing Goes. On quiet days Charlotte runs her own domestic gardening practice 'Spruce.'
Anthony Robinson (guitar)
Anthony started playing guitar in his teenage years and has never stopped. From university onwards and through his working life, his enthusiasm for making music has drawn him into a number of bands with a variety of musical styles. He joined Any Swing Goes in 2004.
Michael Brantley (piano)
IT Systems Programmer by day, dutiful husband and father by night, Michael finds time for ASG by borrowing from both in equal measure. Before joining Any Swing Goes, Michael took an 18 year break from playing after finishing his last seat in the Rice University Jazz Ensemble under Larry Slezak, Michael is grateful for this opportunity to pursue his passion for music.
Peter Wright (bass)
Peter took up the bass at the age of 15 and was soon recruited to his school’s jazz band. Over the years he has played in a variety of ensembles such as rock groups, musical pit bands and classical orchestras. He joined Any Swing Goes in 2002 and is one of the longest-serving members of the band.
Vince Dunn (drums) Vince is a fine drummer. Over the last twenty-five years he has played, recorded and toured with an impressive and diverse clientele including Cleo Laine and Courtney Pine. He is very much in demand for his exciting and dynamic playing, which covering all styles from big band to orchestral to the world of pop; and, for his teaching. Vince has played with Any Swing Goes since 2006.