Jim Galloway (musician)

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Jim Galloway

James Braidie "Jim" Galloway (born July 28, 1936 in Kilwinning , Ayrshire , Scotland , † December 30, 2014 in Toronto ) was a Canadian musician ( alto , soprano , tenor and baritone saxophone and clarinet ) of mainstream jazz .

Live and act

Galloway played traditional jazz as a clarinetist while studying graphics at the Glasgow School of Art . He was also a member of the Scottish All Stars . Then he worked on the alto and the other saxophones and founded his own band in 1961 with the Jazz Makers . In 1964 he emigrated to Canada and joined the Metro Stompers in Toronto , where he took over management in 1968. The saxophonist has made guest appearances with this band in the USA and Europe.

He also played at recordings and concerts with musicians such as Vic Dickenson , Buddy Tate , Claude Williams , Wild Bill Davison , Ralph Sutton , Allan Vaché , Junior Mance , Ed Polcer , Howard Alden , Jay McShann , Dick Wellstood (1976 Three's Company ), Art Hodes ( Jim Galloway & Art Hodes ) or Buck Clayton . Since the 1970s he has visited Europe several times with The World's Greatest Jazz Band and other All Star bands and also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival . Since 1977 he has made guest appearances for over 30 weeks with various local groups in Vienna's Jazzland . In 1978 he founded the Wee Big Band . Between 1981 and 1987 he was the presenter of the weekly radio show "Toronto Alive". In 1985 he produced the composition Hot And Sweet , written with his wife, bassist Rosemary Galloway, for the Edinburgh Festival , which he performed with his own band and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra . From 1987 until 2009 he also directed the Toronto Jazz Festival .

Prizes and awards

His album Walking On Air was nominated in 1980 for the Juno Award for best jazz album in Canada. In 2002 he was honored with the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres as a Chevallier . In 2015 he received a special "Oscar Peterson Award" as part of the "Toronto Jazz Festival" which he directed for many years.

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Individual evidence

  1. Bill King: A Few Words on Jim Galloway… ( Memento from January 5, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Obituary to fyimusicnews.ca from December 31, 2014 (English).