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jon banks


Accordionist Jon Banks has recorded, broadcast and toured throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Americas as a member of The Burning Bush, The Dufay Collective and The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble. He has also collaborated with the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments, the Notes Inégales improvisation project, and percussionist Fariborz Kiani in a recently tour of Uzbekistan. He is a regular performer and musical director at the Globe Theatre and recent recording sessions include ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and Simon Armitage’s ‘Eurydice and Orpheus’. Jon lectures in Music at Anglia Ruskin University, and has published a chapter for the Cambridge History of Musical Performance and articles for Early Music on a gypsy santouri player in eighteenth-century Rome, and Turkish music preserved on eighteenth-century London clocks. 

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