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Graham Collier

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: February 21, 1937 | Died: September 9, 2011    

Graham Collier's career spans four decades of innovation at the forefront of British jazz. He was the first British graduate of the Berklee School of Jazz, Boston, and the first British jazz composer to receive a commission from the Arts Council. During this time composition, conducting, education and journalism have taken him around the world.

He was born in Tynemouth, England, in 1937. On leaving school he joined the British Army as a musician, spending three years in Hong Kong. He subsequently won a down beat magazine scholarship to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, studying with Herb Pomeroy and becoming its first British graduate in 1963....
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    "Relook": Graham Collier 1937-2011: A Memorial 75th Birthday Celebration

    Cuneiform Records
    2012
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    The Day of the Dead

    BGO Records
    2011
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    Graham Collier: Darius / Midnight Blue / New Conditions


    2010
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    Darius / Midnight Blue / New Conditions

    Cuneiform Records
    2009
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    Graham Collier: Directing 14 Jackson Pollocks

    Jazz Continuum
    2009
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    Graham Collier: Deep Dark Blue Centre / Portraits / The Alternate...


    2008
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    Deep Dark Blue Centre / Portraits / The Alternate Mosaics

    Cuneiform Records
    2008
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BGO Records (2011)
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