Campbell Burnap

Musical Artist

1939 – 2008


Who was Campbell Burnap?

Campbell Crichton Mackinnon Burnap was a British jazz trombonist, vocalist and broadcaster.

Burnap played washboard in a skiffle band with classmates as a teenager in England. He moved to New Zealand at age 19, where he began playing trombone and played in the Omega Jazz Band in 1960-62. From 1962 to 1965 he played in Australia with the Hot Sands Jazz Band and Geoff Bull's Olympia Jazz Band. In 1965 he played for a time at Preservation Hall in New Orleans, then returned briefly to the UK, playing with Terry Lightfoot and Monty Sunshine. He spent three further years in Australia before moving permanently back to the UK, settling in London. He played with Ian Armit, Alan Elsdon, Alex Welsh, and Acker Bilk. After 1988 Burnap hosted jazz radio programs for the BBC and Jazz FM.

Burnap died of cancer in May 2008.

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Sep 10, 1939
May 30, 2008

on July 23, 2013


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