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TC227: Hunters and Collectors’ trumpeter Jack Howard

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Feb 05 2021

TopCast 227 - Hunters and Collectors Trumpeter Jack Howard

Keen to learn about the experiences of Hunters and Collectors band member, Jack Howard? We’ll you’re in for a treat because I’ve invited Jack to share his story with us.

Jack is such an accomplished musician – from touring the world with Midnight Oil as their multi-instrumentalist to releasing his own critically acclaimed records since 2001. He has also recently launched his musical memoir called Small Moments of Glory.

Learn more about his interesting beginnings as a musician, playing with Hunters and Collectors, and teaching career in this episode.

  • [04:06] Jack’s musical background, experiences with Hunters & Collectors and teaching career.
  • [05:17] The story of how he studied at Wesley and what made him go into teaching.
  • [08:30] Instruments he plays and the bands he is part of.
  • [09:26] Talking about their group, the Horns of Contempt.
  • [10:22] How he became a part of Hunters & Collectors.
  • [13:59] Their process of writing songs.
  • [15:56] How his experience in performances and bands affected how he approaches teaching.
  • [19:51] His musical experiences during his early childhood until university.
  • [26:40] His feelings and thoughts about the music we have at present.
  • [32:08] Sharing current performances and composing gigs.
  • [39:00] Fire round – 10 quick questions I ask Jack.

Transcript of the show

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About our Guest

Jack Howard, one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music, is an accomplished musician and member of the famous band Hunters and Collectors in Australia. In 2001, he toured the world with Midnight Oil as their multi-instrumentalist. He has also been releasing his own critically acclaimed records since 2001. He recently launched his musical memoir called Small Moments of Glory.

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About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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