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Merl Saunders

Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: February 14, 1934 | Died: October 24, 2008    

Merl Saunders

Merl Saunders Hammond B3 player Merl Saunders has recorded with numerous renowned artists since the early '70s and has led many of his own dates in a variety of genres from jazz to blues to new age to rock. Born on Valentine's Day, 1934 in San Mateo, CA, Saunders began learning to play the piano at the age of 10. He was a classmate and bandmate of Johnny Mathis through junior high school. Saunders decided on music as a profession after seeing how much fun was had by audience and performers alike at concerts by such musicians as Cab Calloway. He apprenticed early on with Jimmy Smith for a time, and attended various music schools....
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  • Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings

    Fantasy
    2012
  • Keepers

    Fantasy
    1997
  • Live At Keystone - Volume II

    Fantasy
    1988
  • Live At Keystone, Vol. 1

    Fantasy
    1988
  • Keystone Encores

    Fantasy
    1988
  • Keystone Encores Volume I

    Fantasy
    1988
  • Keystone Encores Volume 2

    Fantasy
    1988
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