Update Don Menza + Follow

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: April 22, 1936

Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist who, although able to effectively imitate most of the top stylists (from Coleman Hawkins to John Coltrane), has a distinctive sound of his own. Menza started playing tenor when he was 13. After getting out of the Army, he was with Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger.

A short stint with Stan Kenton and a year leading a quintet in Buffalo preceded a period living in Germany (1964-1968). After returning to the U.S., he was with Buddy Rich's big band in 1968, recording a famous solo on “Channel One Suite” that utilized circular breathing and was quite classic....
read more

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about Don Menza

Music

  • BUY

    Menza Lines

    Jazzed Media
    2005
  • BUY

    Hip Pocket

    Nonesuch
    1982
  • BUY

    Horn Of Plenty

    Nonesuch
    1979
  • BUY

    First Flight

    Nonesuch
    1977
  • BUY

    Morning Song

    Nonesuch
    0
View Discography Page

This information is provided by the musician profile administrator or discogs.com.

Events

There are no Don Menza events at Jazz Near You. Add one now.

Push your events to your social pages. Learn how here.

Rank: 1,202
Views: 11,327
Fans: 1
Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

or search site with Google

Help improve the Don Menza profile

All About Jazz musician profiles are maintained by musicians, publicists and trusted members like you. Interested? Tell us why you would like to improve the Don Menza musician profile.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.