Iain Mark BALLAMY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1964-02-20
Education Merton Tech Coll (City & Guilds, Musical Instrument Technol)
Publications N/A
Recreations black glass and early stoneware, metal detecting
Clubs N/A
Style Iain Ballamy, Esq
Career jazz saxophonist and composer; with Balloon Man 1983-93, Loose Tubes (fndr memb, 1984-90), Billy Jenkins V.O.G. 1985-, Bill Bruford's Earthworks (1986-92), Human Chain and Delightful Precipice (both with >qv1qv2<62399>qv3<, >ir<, 1992-), ACME (leader, 1996-), Food 1998-; fndr and co dir Feral Records with Dave McKean; performed with numerous artists and bands incl: Hermeto Pascoal, George Coleman, Dewey Redman, Mike Gibbs, Gil Evans, Sankalpam (Indian dance gp), The Hungry Ants; performances in films incl: Legend, My Son the Fanatic, Joseph Losey - The Man with Four Names, Absolute Beginners, The Last Days of General Patten; numerous performances on radio and TV incl: The Tube, Bergerac, Right to Reply, Wogan, Signal to Noise (by >qv1qv2<62392>qv3<, >ir<, and Dave McKean, BBC Radio 4); performed at numerous venues incl: Ronnie Scotts, Knitting Factory, FEZ and Bottom Line (all NY), New Morning (Paris), Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and most int jazz festivals; played Steve the prat in Out There (Simon Black's musical theatre prodn, 1995-96); Br Cncl concerts in Columbia, India, Lithuania, Senegal, Bosnia; memb: MU (Musicians' Union), PRS (Performing Rights Soc), MCPS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Soc), PAMRA (Performing Artists Media Rights Assoc); >ir< incl: Estuary English Apollo Saxophone Quartet 1995, Mirror Signal Manoeuvre Apollo Saxophone Quartet, ACME with Birmingham Jazz 1996, Oblique with Birmingham Jazz 1997, Four and a half minutes late (solo harpsichord, Jane Chapman, 1998), Walpurgis Night (duet for piano and tenor sax, Joanna MacGregor, 1998), cmmn work: Food Cheltenham Jazz Festival 1999, Bath Int Festival 2000 ; >ir< 45 CD appearances incl: Pepper Street Interludes (album), Food (album), ACME (album), All Men Amen (album), Balloon Man (album, 1989), Organic and GM Food (album, 2001); >ir< Best Soloist John Dankworth Cup 1985, Best Ensemble BT British Jazz 1995, Special Award for Innovation BBC Jazz Awards 2001, Paul Hamlyn Fndn Composers Award 2007
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Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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