ABOUT IAN EAST

Ian grew up in multi-cultural London studying saxophone and winds from childhood until graduation from the Royal Academy of Music. He has been musical director and/or composer for numerous bands over the years including Balkanatics (Balkan brass) and psych-prog legends GONG (alongside Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth). He also works as a sideman and session player in numerous other projects such as with Reem Kelani (Arabic), Abdelkader Saadoun (north African/Meditteranean), Rosco Levee (blues/country/southern rock), and various other jazz, world and improvised music settings like Inspiral Trio (with Gong's Dave Sturt and Kavus Torabi).

  

I also compose, arrange, record, mix and produce music from my own studio. My albums are available here...