Ivo Neame

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Ivo Neame
Birth name Ivo Michael Beale Neame
Born (1981-03-13) 13 March 1981 (age 36)
Origin England
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano, keyboards, saxophone
Labels Whirlwind, Loop,
Edition Records
Associated acts Ivo Neame Trio / Quartet / Quintet / Octet
Kairos 4tet
Website ivoneame.com

Ivo Michael Beale Neame (born 13 March 1981)[1] is a British jazz pianist, saxophonist and composer. He is a member of London's Loop Collective, and leads his own trio, quartet, quintet and octet as well as performing in many other bands.


Neame, a grandson of composer Shena Fraser, was born in Kent into the Shepherd Neame brewing family. He attended The King's School, Canterbury, and studied jazz saxophone at London's Royal Academy of Music in a year-group that included pianist Gwilym Simcock, and was mentored by Martin Speake and Steve Buckley, as well as F-IRE Collective founder Barack Schmool.

Since leaving RAM in 2003 Ivo has performed with highly esteemed musicians at home and abroad such as David Binney, Kenny Wheeler and Hermeto Pascoal; has played on more than 40 albums as a sideman and a leader; and tours regularly with his quintet, octet and now solo piano, as well as with Phronesis and Marius Neset. Ivo was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 and he is also a Principal Lecturer in Jazz Piano at Leeds College of Music.


  • 2014: nominated for "Best Jazz Act", MOBO awards (Phronesis)
  • 2013: Awarded ARAM
  • 2012: "Best Jazz Act" - London Awards for Art and Performance (Phronesis)
  • 2012: nominated for "UK Jazz Instrumentalist of the year" , Jazz FM awards
  • 2012: nominated for "Album of the Year", Parliamentary Jazz Awards (Phronesis - Walking Dark)
  • 2010: "Album of the year" in Jazzwise (Phronesis - Alive)
  • 2010: "Album of the year" in MOJO (Phronesis - Alive)


Own compositions[edit]

  • 2015: Strata – Ivo Neame Quintet (Whirlwind)
  • 2012: Yatra – Ivo Neame Octet (Edition Records)
  • 2009: Caught in the Light of Day – Ivo Neame Quartet (Edition Records)
  • 2007: Swirls and Eddies – Ivo Neame Trio (Loop)


Within Phronesis, trio led by Jasper Høiby
  • 2016: Parallax (Edition Records)
  • 2014: Life to Everything (Edition Records)
  • 2012: Walking Dark (Edition Records
  • 2010: Alive (Edition Records)
  • 2007: Organic Warfare (Loop)
  • 2009: Green Delay (Loop)

Within Kairos 4tet, led by Adam Waldmann
  • 2013: Everything we hold (Edition Records)
  • 2011: Statement of Intent (Edition Records)

Within Dave Mannington Quartet
  • 2013: Hulabaloo(Loop)
  • 2008: Headrush (Loop)

Within Marius Neset
  • 2016: Snowmelt (ACT)
  • 2014: Pinball (ACT)
  • 2013: Birds (Edition Records)

Within Gemini, quartet led by Jim Hart
  • 2009: Narrada (Loop)
  • 2007: Emergence (Loop)

With other projects
  • 2015: Zero Sum World – Ant Law (Whirlwind Recordings)
  • 2014: CoalescenceAndre Canniere (Whirlwind Recordings)
  • 2012: Beginnings - Josh Arcoleo (Edition Records)
  • 2008: Flying Dreams – Brigitte Beraha (F-ire)
  • 2007: Different Smile – Kaz Simmons (Fast Awake Records)
  • 2007: Getting Giggy – Andy Davies Quartet (Rhythm and Muse Records)



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