One of the UK’s most exceptional jazz saxophonists and composers, Iain Ballamy made his professional debut at 20 – playing Ronnie Scott’s as Iain Ballamy Quartet.
Over the subsequent three decades, he founded big band orchestra Loose Tubes and record label Feral Records, and has performed with the likes of Django Bates, Joanna MacGregor, Bryan Ferry and Everything But The Girl. He also established experimental jazz band Food with Norwegian percussionist Thomas Strønen – the pair having gone on to release eight studio albums since 1998.
At The Stoller Hall, Ballamy will feature as soloist and director of a Big Band made up for members of Chetham’s School of Music’s Jazz department – which has itself helped establish the likes of Gwilym Simcock and rising stars Jam Experiment. Together, Ballamy and band will perform a selection of his compositions.
The ticket price includes free entry to Ballamy’s masterclass at 4pm on the same day.