In the past few weeks the Jukedeck office has been enlivened with the presence of three new faces. Between them they play six instruments, and their arrival injects the team with fresh doses of funk, pop and jazz experience. They’ve already made an impact on our music, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.
Software Engineer, Music Composition
Pedigree: PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, and over three years of postdoctoral research experience in the UK and Germany. Former department head at Tech Music School (now BIMM London).
Musical Background: Nine years in the music industry as a composer, arranger, performer and educator. Plays organ, piano and keyboards, and has a particular penchant for funk grooves.
Vinyl of Choice: John Martyn – Solid Air
Machine Learning Researcher
Pedigree: PhD, M.Sci and M. Res in Engineering Mathematics from the University of Bristol, focusing on Machine Learning for music analysis. Spent two years in academia at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and Columbia University in New York, the latter on a Fulbright Scholarship.
Musical Background: Registered guitar tutor, with a double grade 8 (both with distinctions) in electric and acoustic guitar. Has played in various function bands over the past ten years.
Vinyl of Choice: Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
Pedigree: Previously worked as an Executive Assistant at a London financial technology startup. MA (candidate) in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London. BA in Music & Technology from University of East Anglia.
Musical Background: Operatic performance scholar at university and was also part of a contemporary jazz ensemble. Dabbles with the piano, and is a published backing vocalist and ex-choir girl. Loves (and produces) soul, RnB and hip-hop.
Vinyl of Choice: Mama’s Gun – Erykah Badu