Here is a short video we’ve put together of John playing and singing in a jazz group at the age of 15!
We haven’t yet uncovered any video footage of any of Wilbraham’s solo performances, but there are some examples to be found of his orchestral playing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra and other miscellaneous footage.
If you know of further clip, please share the links!
Deep Purple: Concerto for Group & Orchestra (RPO 1969) 1st Movement
(Several good shots – including jiggling his piccolo at around 5:50 and a nice solo at around 11:55). The other movements of this work can also be found on YouTube:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak: New World Symphony
Some great shots of John here playing the cornet in this Thames Television News piece about a new professional brass band being launched – London Virtuosi.
A Christmas Carol – John playing the cornet in the film starring George C Scott: (at 9:08):
and here at 6:54: