William Michael Allingham ASHTON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1936-12-06
Education Rossall Sch, St Peter's Coll Oxford (MA, DipEd)
Publications N/A
Recreations reading, song writing, snorkelling
Clubs N/A
Style William Ashton, Esq, OBE
Career Nat Serv RAF 1955-57; fndr and musical dir Nat Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) 1965-; numerous appearances before royalty incl Royal Variety Performance 1978, toured many countries on behalf of Br Cncl (USA, USSR, Aust, Turkey); chm NYJO Ltd 1972- (pres and founding musical dir); composer of over 60 recorded songs; memb: Musicians' Union, Br Assoc of Jazz Musicians; owner Stanza Music; fell Leeds Coll of Music 1995; >ir< for NYJO: Best Br Big Band Br Jazz Awards 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2002, Critics' Choice 1992, 1995 and 1997, BBC Radio 2 Award for Servs to Jazz 1995, Silver Jazz Medal Worshipful Co of Musicians 1996, All Party Parly Jazz Appreciation Gp Special Award 2007
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Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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