Amazon.com Widgets

Ian R. Dunnigan

Help! Trying to submit an event and getting forwarded here? Try this...

Log out of All About Jazz (and make sure you are also logged out of Jazz Near You); Delete your browser's All About Jazz cookie; Log back in to All About Jazz. Once you log back in, you'll also be logged in at Jazz Near You and you can freely submit your events.

All About Jazz user Ian R. Dunnigan

Member since 2004.

Birthday Editor

United Kingdom

Profile Views: 13,119

Birth Controller to the Jazz Community

Born at an early age, I grew up in the countryside around Loch Lomond in Scotland - yes THAT Loch Lomond. The one that has the bonnie bonnie banks. At primary school, I took up descant recorder, to avoid the school choir, and on arriving at secondary school, had a flute thrust into my hand. At 14, I acquired a 1937 Buescher Aristocrat Alto Sax, and that became the favoured instrument.

Leaving school to start my apprenticeship as a Chartered Accountant, I realised that the music and the studies were not going to go together, and regretfully the instruments were packed away, except for the odd session with some friends.

After qualifying, I eventually ended up in London, by way of Liberia in West Africa, (where I picked up a dirt cheap Yamaha Tenor), The Isle of Lewis, and Aberdeen in Scotland.

Musically, I started with Rock and Roll and Rhythm & Blues (the real stuff), 60s pop and Scottish folk music. The odd Jazz album started sneaking in from 16 on, and I also started getting a taste for Classical music, which I never had at school, despite having to play it on Flute.

Now living in London, I can indulge in as much Jazz as I want. London has a thriving scene around the pubs and clubs.

My Favorites

comments powered by Disqus

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.