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Stephen Gauci

Born: August 28, 1966    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Stephen Gauci

Stephen Gauci is a tenor saxophonist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is among the new vanguard of improvisors emerging in New York City. Some of the people he's performed with include William Parker, George Garzone, Sabir Mateen, Tony Malaby, James Emory, Ben Allison, Marc Helias, Matt Maneri, Roy Campbell Jr., Daniel Carter, Steve Swell, Mike Bisio, Jay Rosen, Lou Grassi, Whit Dickey, and Graham Haynes. In the past two years Steve has released eight records as a leader, as well as appearing as a prominant side man on three “Mike Bisio Quartet” releases. Gauci has performed at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, High Seirra Festival in Bear County, California, the Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA, the Folk Life Festival, Seattle WA, and the Earshot Jazz Festival, Seatlle WA....
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(2006) The Stephen Gauci Quartet "Wisps of an Unknown Face", featuring Stephen Gauci - Tenor Saxophone, Nate Wooley - Trumpet, Ken Filiano - contra bass, Lou Grassi - Drums. Released by CIMP Records. (2006) The Stephen Gauci Quartet "Absolute, absolutely", featuring Stephen Gauci - Tenor Saxophone, Nate Wooley - Trumpet, Ken Filiano - contra bass, Lou Grassi - Drums. Released by CIMP Records. (2006) The Gauci Trio "Substratum", Follow up to critically acclaimed cd "Long Night Waiting" featuring Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone, Mike Bisio - contra bass, Jay Rosen - drums. Released by CIMP Records. (2006) The Mike Bisio Quartet "360 Circle This", featuring Mike Bisio-contra bass, Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone, Avram Fefer - flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, Jay Rosen - drums. Released by CIMP (Creative Improvised Music Projects). (2006) The Mike Bisio Quartet "AM", featuring Mike Bisio-contra bass, Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone, Avram Fefer - flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, Jay Rosen - drums. Released by CIMP (Creative Improvised Music Projects). (2006) Gauci/Radding/Capp "The First Third", featuring Stephen Gauci-tenor saxophone/metal clarinet/flute, Reuben Radding- contra bass, Todd Capp-drums. Released by 577 Records. (2005) The Gauci Trio, "Long Night Waiting", featuring Stephen Gauci - tenor saxohone, Mike Bisio-contra bassbass, and Jay Rosen - drums. Released by Cadence Jazz Records. (2005) The Gauci Trio, "We're Coming Just One Time", featuring Stephen Gauci on tenor saxophone, Terence Murren on bass, and Jeremy Carlstedt on drums. Released by Cadence Jazz Records. (2005) The Gauci Trio, "First, Keep Quiet" featuring Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone, Todd Nicholson-contra bass, and Jeremy Carlstedt- drums. Released by CIMP (Creative Improvised Music Projects). (2005) The Mike Bisio Trio "Connections" featuring Mike Bisio-contra bass, Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone, Avram Fefer - flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, Jay Rosen - drums. Released by CIMP (Creative Improvised Music Projects). (2001) Tales From The Lower East Side, featuring Stephen Gauci - tenor saxophone and Andrew Greenwald on drums, on this New York City debut record I explore all original compositions in the context of a saxophone and drum duet. Released by Gauchtime Records.

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
Lessons cover all aspects of musicianship including tone production, technique, reading, and improvisation. Beginners through advanced, children and adults welcome -references are available on request. Lessons are at my conveniently located downtown studio, or in your manhattan home. My rates are $50/hr or $40 for a 45 minute lesson. I offer a $10 discounted rate for students (with a valid student ID). Lessons cancelled less than 24 hrs in advance to be paid in full.

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