‘That Neame is one of the most interesting jazz pianists of his generation may be clear. That he is getting better and better is too. The 10 years of almost constant being on the road with bands has given him a prominent role in the front line of British jazz’ – Written in Jazz
Ivo Neame is an award-winning pianist and composer. In addition to leading his own bands, he has featured in several of European jazz’s most forward-looking groups including Phronesis and the Marius Neset Quintet. He regularly performs at jazz festivals worldwide, collaborating with ensembles as diverse as the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the London Sinfonietta.
Ivo discovered music at an early age by playing his parents’ piano, albeit with drum sticks. Ivo went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, and since leaving in 2003 he has performed and recorded with highly esteemed musicians at home and abroad such as Julian Argüelles, Kenny Wheeler and Hermeto Pascoal. His fifth album under his own name “Moksha” was released on Edition Records in 2018, and his new album, Glimpses of Truth, comes out with Whirlwind Recordings on 26th November 2021.
Ivo is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an Associate Member of PRS and a Professor in Jazz Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
In partnership with NQ Jazz and The Yard. Made possible by Arts Council England’s Supporting Grassroots Live Music fund.