Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Gail McArthur, saxophonist, is one of a new generation of female instrumentalists emerging in the world of jazz.
An immensely talented saxophonist from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail began playing at age 14. Since then Gail has performed continually, including appearances for the tv broadcasts Channel 4 Television, Down the Line and CNN's Berklee Special.
McArthur has performed with a plethora of great musicians including Benny Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Grover Washington, Don Cherry, Jackie McLean, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Maria Schneider, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and Vital Information.
Gail has also won a string of awards including The Princes Trust Award, STUC James Milne Award, Scottish International Education Award, The Cross Trust Award, Mary Patton Rowan Award and the Cosmopolitan Magazine and American Express Performing Arts Award
Commissioned in 1999 by the Scottish Arts Council and in 2000, Gail, has composed pieces for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. She also writes for small ensemble and performs her own works
After performing extensively in the U.K., Gail is now on the Faculty at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, teaching Arranging. Gail is working on a CD project, pursuing a recording contract and storming ahead on all fronts to further jazz.
Faculty at Berklee College of Music. Available for private saxophone, flute and clarinet lessons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information