Jim Corry

Principal Lecturer: Jazz

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Job Title: Principal Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA (Hons) Music (Jazz), MA Music

Specialisms: Saxophone

UK based saxophonist and educator Jim Corry is a recognised performer, having toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, US, Japan, South America, South Africa, Russia and Australia. With numerous performances at internationally recognised venues he continues to develop his reputation as a talented and versatile musician.

He has performed at many International Jazz Festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Nova Jazz and Blues Festival, Glastonbury Jazz Stage, Blue Note Milan and Cork International Jazz Festival.

After graduating from Leeds Conservatoire with a BA Hons in Jazz Studies in 1998 he started playing professionally and established himself in the North's thriving music scene and branched out from playing the Alto exclusively becoming comfortable on Soprano, Tenor and Baritone Saxophones. In the years that followed he has gone on to perform throughout the world in a variety of musical settings and genres. 

Jim has worked, toured and recorded with some of the industries leading artists including Jamiroquai and was featured on their number one selling album 'Rock Dust Light Star'. He toured with the band from 2009 - 2017 and highlights included three South American tours, performing at the Nobel peace Prize Ceremony, supporting Stevie Wonder at Rock In Rio Brazil and Hyde Park London and performing at Sydney Harbour New Years Eve Concert.

Jim also toured the world with Brit award winning producer Mark Ronson with whom he was lucky enough to work and perform with artists including; Jay-Z, Lilly Allen, Duran Duran, Rhymefest, Wiley and Daniel Merriweather. Previous to the Mark Ronson tours Jim also toured worldwide for three years with Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae after recording on her number one multi platinum selling self titled album. 

Other artists Jim has performed and toured with include; Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, John Legend, Beverley Knight, Sir Tom Jones, Will I.AM, Jennifer Hudson, Ollie Murrs, Paul Young, Imelda May, The Proclaimers, Lisa Stansfield, Roy Wood, Status Quo, James Taylor (JTQ), Craig Charles' Fantasy Funk Band, The Magic Numbers, Jasmine Kara, Omar, Snowboy, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Carleen Anderson, Candie Payne, The Haggis Horns and The New Mastersounds.

Television Appearances

The Voice UK, Nobel Peace Prize concert Oslo, Hyde Park Calling, Glastonbury, Later with…Jools Holland, F1 Rocks Monza Grand Prix, Wireless Festival Hyde Park, Live Earth Wembley Stadium, The Brit Awards, Live from Abbey Road, BBC In Session, The MOBO Awards, Late Night with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Johnathan Ross Show, Austin City Limits USA, Top Of The Pops, Album Chart Show, T4 Pop World, CD-UK, The Wogan Show, The Ellen Dejenerous Show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Paul O'Grady Show, Alan Carr Chatty Man, Songs of Praise, GMTV, AVO sessions-Switzerland, V Channel live Australia, Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Sun Sessions, Great British Bake Off, This Morning and Taratata France.

Top Venues Played

Madison Square Gardens USA, Wembley Stadium, O2 Arena London, Hyde Park London, Wembley Arena, Miles Davis Hall Montreux, House of Blues Chicago, Sydney Harbour, Tipitinas New Orleans, Maryweather Pavillion USA, Nimes Arena, Sporting Club Monte Carlo, Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, NEC Arena, MEN Arena, Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Jazz Cafe - London and most jazz venues in the north of England and across the UK.

Other Festival Performances

Rock in Rio Brazil and Portugal, Paleo Festival, Moon & Stars Festival, Balaton Festival, Hyde Park Calling, Glastonbury, Balaton Festival, Global Gathering, Wireless, Wakestock, Lollapaloza US, Tokyo Summer Sonic Festival, V Festival, T in the Park, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Oxygen, Rock AM Ring, Festival Bar Verona, Radio 1 Big Weekend and Manchester, Birmingham, Scarborough, Marsden, Wigan, Darlington, Southport, Grassington and Burton Agnes Jazz Festivals.

Live Radio Performances

Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2 Jamiroquai live, Ken Bruce Show BBC Radio 2 Live from Maidavale, Craig Charles Funk Show BBC Radio 2 Live from Maidavale 75th anniversary, Craig Charles Funk Show live on BBC Radio 6.

Jim is endorsed by D’Addario Woodwinds and is a D’Addario Woodwinds artist. He plays Select Jazz Reeds exclusively. He is also co-founder of CorryBros Mouthpieces and saxophone products.

Following the interview, we headed next-door to watch Frankie and The Fadeouts perform his track "4:30" live on air… https://t.co/tUMtnHgClb
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