Chris Biscoe

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Chris Biscoe
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Background information
Birth name Chris Biscoe
Born (1947-02-05) 5 February 1947 (age 67)
Pensford, Somerset, England
United Kingdom
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician
Instruments Saxophone, alto clarinet, piccolo, flute
Associated acts Mike Westbrook, National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Chris Biscoe (born 5 February 1947, Pensford, Somerset, England) is an English jazz multi-instrumentalist, a player of the alto, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone,[1] the alto clarinet, piccolo and flute. Biscoe is most notable for his work done with Mike Westbrook[2] and the NYJO.

From 1970 to 1973 Biscoe played with National Youth Jazz Orchestra in London, doing gigs with various other London based bands of that period. Biscoe has worked with several notable jazz musicians, such as Harry Beckett, Ken Hyder, Didier Levallet, Chris McGregor, Andy Sheppard, Graham Collier, and Danilo Terenzi.



  • Chris Biscoe Sextet (Walking Wig)
  • Modern Alarms (Walking Wig)
  • Silence Is Consent (Redgold)
  • Redbrass (Redgold)


  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. pp. 101–. ISBN 9781843532569. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mike Westbrook". Glasgow Herald. February 14, 1983. p. 5. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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