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Keith Gamble

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 20, 1959    

Keith Gamble

Keith Gamble began playing clarinet in fourth grade, and by age 16 tenor saxophone. His High School music teacher Ernest Rodgers was a major influence in his life as he taught Keith Gamble to play saxophone. While a student Keith Gamble began playing professionally with a disco/top 40`s group called the Unique Experience Band. The Unique Experience Band mostly played cabaret halls in Detroit from 1975-1978. Also during this period Keith Gamble began playing with the New Detroit Jazz Development Workshop under the direction of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave.

During his college years from 1978-1982, Keith Gamble attended Oakland University in Rochester, MI. While at Oakland University Keith Gamble studied saxophone with Dr. James Dawson, and jazz improvisation with saxophonist Sam Sanders. Gamble was also a member of the Afram Jazz Ensemble at Oakland University, under the direction of Marvin “Doc” Holiday....
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Awards

Volunteer Award from the Wayne County Council For the Arts, History, and Humanities Recognition Awards in 2010.
”Gamble soaring on tenor sax like Sonny Rollins working out in solitude on a lonely bridge.” - Muskegon Chronicle.

“There was a sermon-like chant of the tenor sax” - Muskegon Chronicle.

“Gamble`s passionate statement of the theme” - Muskegon Chronicle.

“Blues-flavored laments and love calls” - Muskegon Chronicle.

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