George Haslam  
Baritone Sax and Tarogato  


George Haslam, Baritone Sax and Tarogato, born in Preston, England, 22 February 1939.

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Voted 19th All Time World Greatest Baritone Saxist in Japanese Encyclopaedia of Jazz.

Led first British jazz group to play Cuba 1986, first British Jazzman to play Argentina 1989.

Reknowned for his jazz adventures from Patagonia to Lapland, Vancouver to Hong Kong.
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Founded SLAM CD label 1989, please see:

Worked with Mal Waldron, Steve Lacy, Borah Bergman, Charlie Mariano, Bobby Carcasses, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Paul Rutherford, Elton Dean, Joachim Kuhn, Howard Riley, Laszlo Gardony, Arturo Sandoval etc.

Haslam's international tours have taken in Argentina, USA, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, China, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Yugoslavia, Belgium and France ~ including some of the world's most important Jazz Festivals in Havana, Buenos Aires, Prague, Hong Kong, Guanajuato, Kiev, Budapest and across Finland.

Back home in the UK he has made several broadcasts for national radio BBC and many local radio and TV spots. Across the country he has played most major jazz venues and many festivals including London, Glasgow, Belfast, Oxford, Bracknell, Marlborough, WOMAD etc.