Gerard Presencer is universally recognised as one of the best trumpet / flugelhorn players in the world. He was first noticed on the world stage at the age of 18, for his work with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, whom he continues to work with; writing, producing and playing. He is, however, probably best known for his solo work on the 3 million selling album by US3, Hand on the Torch on Blue Note. It is Gerard's trumpet that is featured so heavily on the big hit of that CD, Cantaloop.
On the British Jazz scene, Gerard has won the trumpet category of the British Jazz Awards 4 times, most recently in 2002. Gerard has always played many diverse forms of music. He has recorded with Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. He has recently completed work on a film score with Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead. He has played and written for many others, including Jamiroquai, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Joni Mitchell and James Brown.
Gerard also collaborated on an unplugged project, culminating with a duo performance of 'Roxanne' on the BBC's Top of the Pops with Sting