IVO NEAME BIOGRAPHY

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 studied 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 Hermeto Pascoal, David Binney and Kenny Wheeler. His eighth album under his own name 'Glimpses of Truth’ was released on Whirlwind Recordings in November 2021.  

 

“Ivo Neame is one of the very best jazz pianists on the UK scene”

BANDCAMP DAILY

 

“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 touring has given him a prominent role in the front line of British jazz”

WRITTEN IN JAZZ

Awards and honours include:

Album of the year 2010 - Jazzwise Magazine

(Phronesis)

 

Album of the year 2010 - MOJO Magazine

(Phronesis)

 

Best Jazz Act 2011 - MOBO Awards

(Kairos Quartet)

 

UK Jazz Instrumentalist of the year 2012 (nominated)

Jazz FM Awards

 

Jazz Ensemble of the year 2017 – Parliamentary Jazz Awards

(Phronesis)

 

Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble 2018 (nominated) – BASCA Composer Awards

 

Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble 2021 (nominated) – IVORS Composer Awards

 

Ivo is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an Associate Member of PRS and a Professor of Jazz Piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also a member of the Featured Artists’ Coalition and a member of the Ivors Academy Jazz Committee.