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Ian Palmer


Ian will perform in association with Zildjian and Remo.

zildjian     remo

Ian's formative years were spent as drummer with the Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra (MYJO) under the direction of Dr John Ruddick MBE. MYJO were prolific winners of the BBC Big Band competition. Ian won two awards as a young member of this group; the Kenny Clare award and the Musicians' Union Young Musician of the Year. In the early 1990s, Ian's own contemporary jazz quintet played around the UK and recorded at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Ian continued as a sideman in many groups and ensembles, and was often the drummer of choice for saxophonist Alan Skidmore.

Ian has always had a wide taste in music and pushed many boundaries in his artistic pursuit. He was a founder of the chart-hit group The Ghosts, along with singer/songwriter Alex Starling.

In addition to this work, Ian co-founded the hugely successful series of concerts ‘The World’s Greatest Drummer’ in honour of the man known by this title, Buddy Rich. Check out one of his educational sessions at the London Drum Show.

Take a tour around Ian's kit...

Opening Times

Saturday 11 Nov, 2017
10:00 - 18:00

Sunday 12 Nov, 2017
10:00 - 18:00
Level 2 closes at 17:00 on Sunday 


Show Info

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