Iain Dixon

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Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Improvisation

Iain began his professional career with the BBC Big Band, where he stayed for eight years before becoming a freelance player on the London music scene.

He has played in the UK and internationally as a member of jazz groups led by Julian Arguelles, Dave Green, Mike Walker, Alan Barnes and Dave Newton, as well as leading his own bands.

As a session player, Iain has appeared on many albums with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Primal Scream and the Spice Girls and has been a featured soloist on numerous film soundtracks including The Talented Mr Ripley and Bright Young Things.

Following a UK tour with the Michael Brecker Quindectet, Iain travelled to New York in 2003 to record the album Wide Angles.

As a member of Bryan Ferry’s band for over ten years, Iain has completed three world tours and numerous album recordings.

He currently teaches jazz improvisation at Chetham’s School of Music, in addition to running his own jazz summer school in collaboration with fellow musicians Mike Walker and Les Chisnall, with whom he regularly performs.