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Ian Christie

An English jazz clarinetist.

Known for playing in a number of trad jazz ensembles of the 1950s.

Christie's brother was Keith Christie, a noted trombonist who died in 1980.

Their father was a piano tuner and banjoist who played in a local Blackpool banjo band.

Ian also worked extensively with Mick Mulligan and George Melly in the 1950s and 1960s

Aside from music, Christie also pursued other interests in the ensuing decades, working as a film critic for The Daily Express for over 25 years and continuing to work as a photographer.

He worked in trad jazz ensembles into the 2000s, with the Wyre Levee Stompers, the Merseysippi & Parade Jazz Band, and the Tony Davis Band, among others.

He died on January 19, 2010, aged 82

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