Musician Profile Search Results: “sax, alto”

Aakash Mittal

Hailed as a “talented young player” with “the skills to go far” by Westword (Denver) and “A fiery alto saxophonist and prolific composer” by the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Aakash Mittal has been making a name for himself at...

Aaron Liddard

Aaron Liddard performs as a soloist and in horn sections with artists in the UK and NYC. He is lead saxophonist and composer with the London Jazz Collective, and writes for his own ensembles that have embraced jazz, funk, soul, salsa, hip...

Abdiel Flores

Abdiel Flores was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He began his musical career at the age of six when he began to play various percussion instruments, at the same time as he observed his father playing the guitar at church. During his...

Abraham Burton

Abraham Burton - of Belizean descent, is a native of New York. His interest in music began its development at the High School of Music & Art, during which time he was awarded by Downbeat and McDonalds in their Combo Competitions. He later...

Achille Succi

Achille Succi Saxophonist, bass clarinetist born in Modena on 1971. Mainly self-taught, he attended Siena Jazz and D.Liebman's Masterclasses. Together with Fabrizio Puglisi and Alberto Capelli he founded the “Atman" group, with whom...

Achim Gaetjen/Les Rabiates

city-trash-jazz rock'n'roll & polka-beat Les Rabiates ist die neue Band des Saxofonisten und Komponisten Achim Gätjen. Aktuell ist ein gemeinsames Projekt mit dem deutsch-polnischen Dichter und Romanautor Artur Becker. Nach ersten...

Ahmed Benomar

ahmed Benomar born on 01/06/1975 in oran algeria....saxophonist music teacher

Akira Sakata

Akira Sakata was born in Kure-city, Hiroshima in 1945. Studied marine biology at Hiroshima university. Formed a group Saibo-bunretsu (Cell fission) in Tokyo in 1969, and was also performing with various free-jazz musicians during this...

Alan Barnes

1977-80 Alan studied saxophone, woodwinds and arranging at the Leeds College of music. In 1980 he moved to London, playing with the Midnight Follies Orchestra and the following year was with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, touring Europe...

Alejandro Aviles

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Alex Graham

“Some of the great alto players, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods and even a touch of Johnny Hodges can be discerned as he works to extend the parameters of the horn..." - Dave Nathan, All Music Guide Alto saxophonist...

Alex Kontorovich

Twenty six year-old clarinetist and saxophonist Alex Kontorovich was born in Russia and currently resides in New York City. He has worked alongside musicians such as Frank London, Brad Shepik, Steven Bernstein, Mike Sarin, Theodore Bikel,...

Alex Lacy

Alex Lacy is a “natural" musician. His approach to the instrument, any instrument, is intuitive, natural. Both an accomplished blues guitarist and jazz saxophonist, Lacy is one of the top young saxophonists in the state of Florida,...

Alexandra Lehmler

No time for rotating empty phrases: it goes straight forward in the third album of the Mannheim saxophonist Alexandra Lehmler. Her music has all attributes which one ascribes with pleasure to the “male" jazz: Sovereign in its...

Andrew Speight

Andrew Speight is a clear-toned, hard driving alto sax player, one of the Bay Area's most lively and lyrical exponents of straight-ahead, joyous jazz. A native of Sydney, Australia, Speight came of age playing with American stars like...

Anton Denner

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Art Felluca

Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Art is a jazz composer, arranger and versatile woodwind instrumentalist. Primarily an alto saxophonist, he is proficient on soprano saxophone, flute and clarinet. He began his musical studies on piano at...

Art Pepper

Alto Saxophonist Art Pepper, a native of Gardena California, played in the overtly emotional manner that came to define the West Coast style. His solo approach was always passionate, from early recordings made with Stan Kenton's orchestra...

Arthur Bakopolus

Leader of Pendulum. 8 piece swing band. Sax-o-four sax quartet performed with Boston's best sax quartets, big bands, and jazz groups. Also played for many name acts to come to Boston area. Play all saxes.flute. and clarinet. Have performed...

Arthur Blythe

A singularly distinctive and uniquely distinguishable stylist, Arthur Blythe is considered one of the greatest alto saxophonist's of his generation. Blythe's beautiful, passionate and expressive sound validates his reputation as one of the...

Azmi Hairudin

One of the most diverse, in demand sax players in all of contemporary jazz, Azmi Hairudin finds pure joy at the heart of his increasingly fast-paced touring schedule by reminding himself, every time he gets on stage, that he’s there to...

Ben van Gelder

“He is one of those rare young musicians who establishes his individuality in three or four notes." - Artsjournal (Doug Ramsey) Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (22) is emerging as an important new voice on the New York jazz scene....

Benjamin Kates

I started playing saxophone in 4th grade (years after my parents had given me a Muppet drumset). I got serious in high school and started at NYU in 1996 as a music ed major. But playing 2 to 4 to 6 hours a day burnt me out on the horn. I...

Benjamin Koppel

Benjamin Koppel’s work as a professional musician has a primary focus on jazz music, but he is also very active within different other genres �" from jazz to crossover to classical music. He is always experimenting with and developing...

Benny Carter

Benny Carter's long career was consistently characterized by high musical achievement, and he developed a unique and readily identifiable style as both an alto saxophonist and an arranger. He was able to double on trumpet and was also...

Benny Reid

Concord Jazz announced the release of Escaping Shadows, the sophomore album from alto saxophonist and bandleader Benny Reid. On his new release, 28-year-old Reid reveals the next vital step in his maturation as an adventurous artist and an...

Bob Mabane

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Bob Smith

I was born in 1945 in Columbus, Ohio, the first child of a young pair of “Swing Kids". The radio and 78 rpm phonograph played big band instrumentals and vocals constantly. As an infant I was as familiar with Miller, Goodman, Shaw,...

Bobby Militello

Bobby Militello has played with many artists for the last 4 decades, along with leading his own groups. Since 1982 he has been playing alto & flute with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and has recorded over 20 cds, played with almost every major...

Bobby Selvaggio

Critics have called Cleveland-based saxophonist/composer Bobby Selvaggio “aspiring and gifted" (Bob Agnew, LA Jazz Scene) and “intensely creative" (Lee Prosser, JazzReview.com). The Cleveland Free Times' Chris Hovan adds,...

Bobby Watson

A saxophonist, composer, producer and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He trained formally at the University of Miami, a school with a distinguished and well-respected jazz program. After graduating, he proceeded to...

Bradford Hayes

BRADFORD HAYES, a native of Petersburg, Virginia has been a force on the jazz scene in the Northeastern U.S. for several years now. He has performed at a number of club, colleges and concert halls that include Birdland (NYC), Tavern on the...

Brent Bowman

Dr. Brent A. Bowman has had a distinguished career as a music educator for 35 years and as performing jazz artist for 45 years. Notable teachers he studied with: (Berklee College of Music) Joe Viola, woodwind chair John LaPorta, saxophone...

Bret Sexton

Leader of Trio Fungus, Sanskrit, Bret Sexton ad hoc and Bret Sexton Trio. Played with Uversa, Cornbread, Filty Mcnasty, Phantasmorgasm, East Colfax All-stars, Dave Cieri and Friends, Sons of Armaggedon, Corruptor and Nightshark

Brian Girley

Saxophonist and Composer, Brian Girley, was born on April 2 1983 in Orlando Florida. While no one in his family played an instrument both his mother and father would sing in church and at weddings giving him his first musical exposure....

Brian Hogans

Saxophonist/pianist Brian Hogans has one of the most dynamic, exhilarating, and fervent sounds of today’s young jazz artists. Described as “fluid, fiery, yet subtle”, Hogans pushes the creative envelope when composing and playing,...

Brian Scherman

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Bryan Smith

I am currently a Seattle based Saxophonist. Growing up in Portland, OR, I began my musical training in jazz under the tutelage of Ben and Michelle Medler, founders of the Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra. I left my hometown to attend Northern...

Bunky Green

Performer, educator, composer, arranger, lecturer, and music education consultant, Professor Green has 14 albums released in his name on vintage labels such as Chess, Exodus, Cadet, and Vanguard. As an international performer, educator,...

Caleb Wheeler Curtis

Caleb Curtis is an engaging and entertaining alto saxophonist and composer. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Caleb studied with renowned saxophonist and educator Vincent York. Seeking further education Caleb enrolled in the Jazz...

Candy Dulfer

Grammy nominated Dutch saxophonist and vocalist Candy Dulfer has been performing since age seven, leader of the band Funky Stuff since age fourteen, an international recording artist since age nineteen, and has toured world-wide since age...

Carl Grubbs

Carl Grubbs alto, soprano and tenor saxophonist, is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He received early training from John Coltrane, who was married to his cousin, Naima. Through his family he was close to many of the history-making musicians...

Carlos Ward

Carlos Ward (born in Ancón, Panama) is a jazz alto saxophonist and flautist. He is best known as a sideman. His first instrument was the clarinet at age 13 when he lived in Seattle, Washington. Later he attended the Navy School of Music...

Caroline Davis - Saxophone

With a background like hers, it makes sense that Caroline Davis turned out to be such an intriguing artist. She was born in Singapore in 1981 to European parents—her father was a British engineer, her mother a Swedish actor. She was...

Charles Jennison

New Hampshire-based multi-instrumentalist Charlie Jennison began his jazz career in 1961 playing at rotary clubs and at other local functions while still in junior high school. Moving to New Hampshire from Florida, he formed a jazz combo...

Charles McPherson

Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New...

Charlie Kennedy

Charlie Kennedy, a talented alto saxophonist who was best known for his association with Gene Krupa's big band. The best years of Kennedy's career were the 1940s, when he played with Louis Prima's big band. His fine tenor solo can be heard...

Charlie Parker

The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s. When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz,...

Chester A Thomas

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Chester Thomas

After serving 11 years with the City of Wichita Fire department as a firefighter until an on the job injury force me to resign. I have now turn my focus on composing music and producing music. Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1957 the fifth...
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