Derek Lawton

Derek “Billy” Lawton on trumpet first played with Steve Waterman in the early 80’s, and they co-founded the Steve Waterman Jazz Orchestra in 2000, headlining at Brecon Jazz Festival in 2001. They have also jointly run Steve’s Annual Contemporary Big Band weekend course since 2004. Derek is a regular trumpet with The Jeff Hooper Band, and runs 2 bands of his own near his home in Cardiff.