Transforming Communities

The Windy City Weatherbirds

Cornet, Saxophone, Trombone, Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Tuba

Mark Hurrell, Daniel Pickering, Magnus Pickering, Martin Thomson, Peter Thornton
South East


We’re the Windy City Weatherbirds – a London based jazz group specialising in Trad Jazz, Swing and Dixieland music inspired by our love of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Bobby Hackett and Muggsy Spanier amongst others. The group started playing together a couple of years ago when we were all jazz students in London. We now perform in a variety of different settings – sometimes as a duet (cornet + trombone), trio (+ guitar) and when possible as a full quintet. We hope to share the joy playing this amazing music gives us with our audiences and aim to get everyone’s toes -a -tappin’! Formed several years ago during our time spent studying at various UK conservatoires we now perform concerts, shows and gigs and are also available for private function bookings.