Iain Dixon is one of the most highly respected musicians in the UK today with equal virtuosity on both clarinet and saxophone. At 21 he joined the BBC Radio Orchestra / Big Band and during his eight years with the band he performed and recorded with many internationally renowned artists including Billy May, Bill Perkins, Arturo Sandoval, Bob Florence, George Shearing & Mel Torme to name but a few. In 2008 Iain made a guest appearance with the band for a broadcast concert, playing and directing his own arrangements. As a jazz artist Iain has toured and recorded with Mike Gibbs (By the Way), Julian Arguelles (Skull View, Escapade, As Above So Below), Dave Green Trio (Time Will Tell), Dave Newton Quartet (DNA), Anthony Braxton (Compositions 175 & 126), Nikki Iles Quartet, John Taylor with the Creative Jazz Orchestra (Entrances & Exits). In 2002 Iain toured with Michael Brecker & Gil Goldstein and was subsequently invited to join the Michael Brecker Quindectet on bass clarinet for the recording of 'Wide Angles' in New York.
Iain has co-produced and played on Mike Walker’s debut album (Madhouse and the Whole Thing There) and was the soloist in Mike's recent orchestral composition 'Ropes' featuring Adam Nussbaum, Steve Watts & Les Chisnall commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival 2008.
As an exceptionally versatile session musician, Iain is featured on numerous albums and film soundtracks including Joni Mitchell (Both Sides Now), Mark Hollis (Mark Hollis), Chris Spedding (Click Clack), Primal Scream (Vanishing Point), Colin Towns (The Orpheus Suite), 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (director Anthony Minghella), 'Bright Young Things' (director Stephen Fry).
Iain is currently touring with Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry in addition to being highly in demand as a freelance player throughout the country. Alongside his busy performing schedule Iain also teaches jazz saxophone and improvisation at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts as well as running his own jazz summer school with long-term musical collaborators Mike Walker and Andy Schofield.