Iain Ballamy
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Iain Ballamy

Showing: 14/06/2019 to 14/06/2019

ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising.

Listed in the BBC’s publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’ between Count Basie and Chet Baker, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references and yet un-encumbered by formality and tradition.

Over three decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes and by forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene.

“Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes.”

— Linton Chiswick, Time Out

“Intensly melodic, eventful and full of surprises… The beauty of tone that Iain Ballamy gets is certainly one of the joys of the current scene, and his concern with creating it echoes Stan Getz’s.”

— Andy Hamilton, Jazz on CD

Opening Times:

Doors Open: 7.30pm

Event Start: 8pm


Admission: £16

Under 25's Jazz offer: £14

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