John Altman

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Birthday
5, 1949
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
5, 1949 (age 69)
Birthplace
England

About

English cinematic composer, conductor, arranger, and jazz saxophonist. His film composition credits include Shall We Dance? and Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Before Fame

He attended both the University of Sussex and Birkbeck College, interrupting his studies to music direct a pop band called Hot Chocolate.

Trivia

He often guest-conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Family Life

His uncle, Sid Phillips, had a successful career as a big band leader. His cousin, Simon Phillips, played drums for the popular band Toto.

Associated With

He collaborated with trumpeter Chet Baker, saxophonist Ernie Watts, and numerous other acclaimed jazz musicians.