Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer from a musical family. He studied on the prestigious Royal Academy of Music jazz degree course with Gerard Presencer on a Full Entrance Scholarship, graduating with a 1st class BMus (hons) and LRAM teaching diploma. He was the Academy’s Scott Philbrick Jazz Prize Winner and one of the first Sir Elton John Scholarship holders, studying also at the Paris Conservatoire for one year as part of the Erasmus programme.
In 2023 he received Associate honours from the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in recognition of a significant contribution to UK jazz.
“An outstanding soloist” – London Jazz News
“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal
“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery” – London Jazz News
“Fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The Jazzmann
“Equally stylish and arresting on trumpet and flugelhorn, whatever the mood” – Jazz Journal
“Stylistically, melodically, motivically, this is special” – Linley Hamilton, BBC
His professional career has taken him around the world, working with a great variety of artists and productions.
As bandleader his quartet completed a 20 date tour of the UK in 2022 with his album Borderlands, and in 2023 as a quintet they completed a 15 date tour of the UK and Ireland with his forthcoming album Viewfinder, both to critical acclaim.
Details of his performance and release history are outlined on his CV and a showreel of commercial composition work for film, TV and advertising is also available on request.