The award-winning British trombonist Dennis Rollins is well-known on the British and international jazz scene and is celebrated for his versatility and unique approach to the underrated trombone. His mighty sound can be heard to full effect in his award winning band, Badbone & Co’s repertoire of groove-based, funky dance music with jazz overtones.
Born in 1964 in the Midlands to Jamaican parents, Dennis cut his teeth at the age of 14 studying and performing with The Doncaster Youth Jazz Association. After years of study, Dennis moved to London and began playing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), and the legendary all-black jazz big band The Jazz Warriors. Over the years, Dennis has established a reputation as an artist of excellence, and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country's, and indeed the world's, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Baba Maal, Jamiroquai, US3, Brand New Heavies, and Blur. He is also currently a popular and crowd-pleasing member of Maceo Parker’s band.
Dennis Rollins' Badbone & Co is a classy, high-energy and engaging act that has released three critically acclaimed albums including Big Night Out! which led to the band winning the BBC Jazz Award for Best Band in 2006. From the blues to hip hop, funk to soul, the popularity of this band just grows and grows.