“Jack Cotterill has all the attributes of a great jazz drummer. He has a deep knowledge of jazz history, is a master of dynamics, and is very much a team player. Most importantly though, he swings like mad”

Alan Barnes – Multi award winning Saxophonist – London

Jack grew up in a family of musicians. His Dad Robert, and Grandad Pete Cotterill were both prestigious Jazz drummers. Being surrounded by drums from a very early age, it was sure that Jack was going to grow up to be another Cotterill drummer.

At the age of 13 Jack started to go to the his local Jazz night in Alsager, at the Horseshoe. Sitting in for a few numbers with various professional musicians from all over the country. At the age of 14 he started playing with the local Jazz bands, and then went on the land a full time gig with a touring Jazz band. He also began his own band ‘The Cheshire Cats’, with some of the finest musicians the northwest had to offer. At the age of 14 Jack and his family made the decision that he should leave school to pursue a full time career in music. He became home schooled to allow more flexibility for his touring. He has never looked back since!

Jack has gone on to play and record with some of the worlds finest musicians, fulfilling his dream to become a professional, live musician. In more recent times, Jack didn’t let the pandemic get in the way of his passion for music. He still managed to record a full studio album and still successfully runs an online show called ‘Live at Jack’s Place’ which has attracted thousands of viewers from all over the world. 

Live acts

Jack also works providing Entertainment for all types of events & venues. Get in touch if you’re looking for music/entertainment for your event.

Live concerts

Jack regularly hosts live concerts at some of the UK’s most beautiful venues. He has also hosted 50+ online shows at his studio – ‘Live at Jack’s Place’.


Jack has appeared on numerous recordings over the years, recently an album with a full string section. Contact Jack for any recording session.