Born: April 25, 1962 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Thanks for dropping in. Let me fill you in on what I've got happening. I'm a full-time music teacher and performer in the Atlanta area...and I've been doing it for a long time. In addition to my private studio, I am also Artist Affiliate in Jazz Saxophone at Emory University.
About five years ago I started writing educational jazz books. Using my personal students as guinea pigs, and I keep about 70 of them at any given time, I began by writing etude and duet books. It's escalated from there to include a jazz combo series designed for use in schools, workshops, or even private studios as a small group or individual improv method.
You can check out the endorsements some of my books have received from a number of internationally known jazz musicians and educators like Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, and Bobby Shew, to name a few, at my main website: www.randyhunterjazz.com.
I've got a few mp3 downloads from my series, Complete Jazz Styles, posted here. These downloads are from the sax books, but I also have trumpet, trombone, and flute books available. You can visit my main site for additional free mp3 and PDF downloads from all of my books on the Free Stuff page. I've got some free improv lessons and transcriptions there also.
A jazz teacher locater page is also available through a link from the randyhunterjazz.com home page. This is a free service, so please feel free to register if you are a teacher or browse if you are a student...no obligation.
I am also available as a freelance musician in the Atlanta area. If you are looking for a band for a private event or club engagement, drop me a note. I work with several different bands and can likely provide just what you want.
Joe Lovano (Internationally Known Jazz Musician Blue Note Recording Artist), Gary Burton (Chair in Jazz Performance Berklee College of Music)
Randy accepts beginning through advanced level saxophone students. Beginning through intermediate level flute and clarinet students are welcome. Jazz improvisation lessons are available for students of all wind instruments, including brass players. As a full time private instructor and performing musician since 1985, Randy's studio has a long- standing record of helping to develop students of the highest caliber. His students consistently attain positions in all-state band, and many have gone on to pursue careers as performing musicians and professional music educators. Basic lessons stress the development of fundamental concepts including tone production, scales, reading, and phrasing skills. Jazz style and improvisation are introduced when and if appropriate according to the individual student's needs and desires.