Howard McGill is a prolific session musician of a range of instruments including soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone; clarinet and bass clarinet; flute, alto flute and piccolo; wind synth and percussion. In his youth, Howard received multiple awards and scholarships for his jazz playing, performing with the BBC Big Band, and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. At 21 he won the BBC Don Lusher Prize for Best Up and Coming Jazz Musician in Britain. After graduating with honours in engineering, Howard studied jazz and studio music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He played in numerous West End Shows, and has played alongside a host of legendary performers including Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer and Shirley Bassey. Howard has also worked in the pop scene, touring extensively with Vanessa Mae, playing opposite Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls and Ben Folds 5 as well as performing for the Queen.