b. c. 1978, Britain. Elevated in Richmond, Surrey, Collins was thinking about music from an early on age and researched the trumpet. Later on, he got a post-graduate program at London’s Guildhall College of Music. A strikingly gifted trumpeter, Collins offers gained a keen jazz audience aswell as considerable essential acclaim for his stunning post-bop playing. He became recognized to a wide viewers through an extended spell touring with spirit vocalist Omar. Among jazz performers with whom he offers performed and occasionally documented are Renato D’Aeillo, Bruno D’Ambra, Mike Carr, Tim Garland, Michael Garrick, Ray Gelato, Basil Hodge, Dylan Howe, Tony Kofi, Jim Mullen, the Spitz Jazz Collective, John Surman, Jean Toussaint, Stan Tracey and Norma Winstone. In the meantime, his studio function has discovered him in rather different musical business through classes with Cellar Jaxx, Jocelyn Dark brown, 4 Hero, Lulu and US3. Although Collins pulls a few of his jazz repertoire from music performed in previously years by performers such as for example Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, his function is decidedly modern, unique and innovative. For his 2007 debut recording, Collins allied himself with vibraphonist Jim Hart, bass participant Michael Janisch and drummer Alyn Cosker aswell as visitor saxophonist Kofi. In 2007/8, Collins toured the united kingdom in duo with Hart who also performed in his operating quartet, as do drummer Wayne Madren. From the middle-00s, Collins was a respected figure on the united kingdom jazz scene.