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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: July 14, 1960

Born, reared educated in Newark, NJ

My father, master percussionist Leon De Vose, Sr., began teaching me how to play congas when I was tall enough to reach the head. Daddy was the lead drummer for a local African dance ensemble, Whenever he played, I would listen for his distinctive playing style, absorbing his technique. I have yet to meet a drummer with better hands than he.

Saxophone came, almost by accident, at 13. The late Dr. William “Billy” Phipps was my teacher. I had wanted to play sax since I was 10. Because of asthma, playing sax only happened with the reluctant acquiescence of my now late Mom, Delores. I have never had a problem with asthma in any way connected to playing. This would be the last of two “arguments” I would “win” with Mommie....
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Primary InstrumentSax, alto

LocationEast Orange, NJ

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundPlaying saxophone since 1973, taught by some of the greatest in Jazz music. I would now like to pass the craft on to others. Rates: $45 /hour 1x / week $39 /hour 2x/ week $33 /hour 3x/ week add $7 /per session for lessons in student's home or other venue outside of my home. Hours of Availability July - August 2008 - Fri., Sat. 10:30 a.m...

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