Mike Soper is a trumpeter and composer, and has lived in London since the start of his degree course in Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban College of Music and Dance in Greenwich. After graduating in 2013, he spent time in Ecuador in South America volunteering in schools with limited access to learning resources. Mike is extensively involved with a variety of projects and bands, ranging from early jazz through to Congolese music, and is also a member of the London Soundpainting Orchestra. As well as this he leads and writes for a group of his own with two other musicians, which draws from all of these sounds. Mike is keen to help make music as available as possible to young people, believing strongly in it’s potential to connect, and to nurture growth and wellbeing.