Front cover of "The Look of Jazz" by photo journalist David Harvey, published in January 2021. A new book which celebrates the British jazz scene with stunning portraits of 90 different jazz musicians performing live, plus interviews that explore their backgrounds, experience and views about the direction of the music.

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"David’s  photographs perfectly illustrate the passion, creativity and commitment of these musicians, and distil the atmosphere of live jazz in dazzling detail."

Helen Mayhew (Jazz FM & BBC broadcaster)


Hello and welcome to my website. I have spent my whole life studying, playing and teaching music in many different settings and styles, but my main speciality is jazz. Nowadays I mostly teach jazz improvisation workshops for all instruments to adult learners and children.


I have published 23 books (click HERE) on music tuition and am director of The Original UK Jazz Summer School and The Online UK Jazz School. I also run weekly online jazz improvisation workshops and musicianship classes.

I am also the co-founder and course leader for BYMT Jazz School for children, which won the prestigious Will Michael Award and honorary diploma for Jazz Education in 2017. A national award recognising “outstanding commitment to jazz education” and “acknowledging the work of those field practitioners who are actually delivering jazz education and in many cases helping to combat the widespread jazz phobia among classroom music teachers and instrumental tutors.”  You can watch our latest lockdown video HERE.

During the 2020 lockdown I started "Buster's Virtual Jazz Club", a weekly livestream show on YouTube where I interview some of the UK's finest jazz musicians and feature their music. 

I play drums in a number of different bands, including the Parliamentary award-winning "2018 UK Jazz Ensemble of the Year" - The Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ).


To see my full biography please click HERE

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