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Iain Ballamy

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 20, 1964    

Iain Ballamy

Ballamy established himself playing alongside notables including Hermeto Pascoal, the late Gil Evans, George Coleman, Dewey Redman, Mike Gibbs and the New York Composers Orchestra. Touring extensively world-wide, he has appeared at most international festivals and venues. Ballamy can be heard on over 40 CDs. A long time collaborator with Django Bates, since the days of Loose Tubes and Bill Bruford's Earthworks he is currently a member of Django's 'Human Chain' and 'Delightful Precepice'. Parallel to his international jazz career, Ballamy has pursued his interest in world music, playing concerts in India and Europe with the Karnataka College of Percussion...
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Awards

1985 John Dankworth Cup, Best Soloist. 1995 BT British Jazz Award, John Dankworth Award Best Ensemble 2001 BBC Jazz Award for Innovation 2007 Paul Hamlyn Award
  • June Tabor / Iain Ballamy / Huw Warren: Quercus

    ECM Records
    2013
  • June Tabor, Huw Warren, Iain Ballamy: Quercus

    ECM Records
    2013
  • Quiet Inlet

    ECM Records
    2010
  • More Jazz

    Basho Records
    2007
  • MirrorMask (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    B&W Music
    2005
  • The Little Radio

    B&W Music
    2004
  • Veggie

    Rune Grammofon
    2003
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