Byron began playing jazz around Brighton, then came to London at the beginning of the 1990s to play with Jazz Warriors singer Cleveland Watkiss, and to work in the quartet of the great jazz drummer and teacher John Stevens. He met bassist Gary Crosby, who was always looking to encourage upcoming young musicians, and joined Crosby’s band Nu-Troop. In 1995 Byron formed his own band, Sound Advice, mixing many different kinds of music.
Though he plays several instruments, the trumpet remains the most important to him. He talks here about the world it has opened up for him.