Jamie Hood is recognised across the US and Europe as an educator, soloist and conductor. Born in Scotland, Jamie is a product of the Salvation Army banding tradition and began cornet lessons with his father at the age of four. After moving to Alsace, France at 14, Jamie continued his education studying with Marc Ullirch, Philippe Litzler and James Gourlay.Jamie then studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Nigel Boddice and Roger Webster and during this time played with The Co-operative Funeralcare Band and The Kirkintilloch Band. After a period of two years he moved back to Alsace and began studies with the American trumpet teacher and composer Anthony Plog at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany and Pierre Thibaud in Paris, France. Jamie is a passionate educator and loves to teach.
Jamie began teaching at the age of 16 in various music schools in France and since then has gone onto teach regular and give masterclasses in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. As a freelance trumpet player Jamie has worked with l’Orchestre de Chambre de Cannes in France, The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in Monte Carlo, The Houston Grand Opera in Texas and The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Jamie has had a lot of success conducting brass bands and working as a clinician with brass bands in Switzerland, France, and Scotland. Up until August 2014 Jamie was the Divisional Music Director for The Salvation Army in North and South Carolina. Jamie is now a freelance educator, soloist and conductor based in Basel, Switzerland and performs exclusively on a Besson Prestige BE2028 cornet.