Ian East

Ian East
Music

Ian East grew up in multi-cultural London studying saxophone and winds from childhood until graduation from the Royal Academy of Music. He fist began teaching jazz at BCMA in 1999 and has over 25 years experience as a saxophone turor as well as running the Jazz Sounds class. He has been musical director and/or composer for numerous bands over the years including Balkanatics (Balkan brass) and psych-prog legends GONG (alongside Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth). He also works as a sideman and session player in numerous other projects such as with Reem Kelani (Arabic), Abdelkader Saadoun (north African/Meditteranean), Evelyn Glennie and various other jazz, world and improvised music settings like Inspiral Trio (with Gong's Dave Sturt and Kavus Torabi).

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