Born: 1983 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Robert MacGregor (b. 1983 / Los Angeles, CA), of European and Chinese descent, is rapidly developing a unique voice combining such saxophone influences as Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Stan Getz, George Coleman, and Joe Henderson, with a compositional approach that evokes the work of such diverse innovators from Maurice Ravel to Lennie Tristano, Wayne Shorter, Richie Beirach, and Kenny Wheeler.
Being based in New York City since 2003 has afforded MacGregor the unparalleled opportunity to draw inspiration from both the brightest emerging talent of his generation as well as such cutting-edge artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and Dave Binney, among many others.
The result, as evidenced with the 2007 debut Refraction of Light, is music that is sophisticated and of-the-present yet accessible to a wide variety of listeners.