Jim Galloway

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Jim Galloway
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Background information
Birth name James Braidie Galloway
Born (1936-07-28) 28 July 1936 (age 78)
Kilwinning, Ayrshire Scotland, United Kingdom
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Bandleader
Instruments Saxophone, clarinet
Years active 1960s -
Associated acts Wee Big Band

Jim Galloway (born James Braidie Galloway 28 July 1936 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland)[1] is a jazz clarinet and saxophone player. He has based his career in Canada since emigrating in the mid-1960s. He began an ensemble, the Wee Big Band, in the late 1970s.

One of his albums, Walking On Air, was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Juno Awards of 1980.

He has been artistic director of the Toronto Jazz Festival Toronto Jazz Festival from 1987 to 2009.[2] In 2002 he was made a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His musical performances continue to be listed on the Toronto Jazz Festival website.[3]


  1. ^ Miller, Mark (2002). "Galloway, Jim". In Barry Kernfeld. The new Grove dictionary of jazz, vol. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. pp. 7–8. ISBN 1561592846. 
  2. ^ "Jim Galloway leaves Toronto Jazz Festival". The Globe And Mail. 22 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "John Sherwood Jazz Party featuring Jim Galloway". Official site: TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Toronto Downtown Jazz. 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 

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