David Sanborn David Sanborn

David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis.

Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the age of 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. Dave went on to study music at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose.

Later traveling to California on the advice of a friend, he joined the Butterfield Blues Band and played Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. Following that, Dave toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded for Wonder’s Talking Book album, played with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie. It was with Bowie that he recorded the famous solo heard on “Young Americans”. At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City and studying with George Coleman, Dave started his solo career where he later collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor.

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Sanborn Sessions Episode 1: Kandace Springs

November 12, 2019

David Sanborn Releases Trailer For His New Show 'Sanborn Sessions'

August 04, 2019

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Celebrating David Sanborn

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April 13, 2016

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October 17, 2014

Review: David Sanborn at Jazz at the Bistro

October 08, 2014

Jazz This Week: David Sanborn, Rebirth Brass Band, Chick Corea, Ku-Umba...

September 15, 2014

David Sanborn And Van Morrison Headline Limerick Jazz Festival...

March 28, 2014

Jazz This Week: Mwata Bowden, a David Sanborn Tribute, "Newport Jazz...

June 30, 2013

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: David Sanborn and Bob James Team up...

April 04, 2013

Bob James and David Sanborn Pay Tribute to Dave Brubeck and Paul...

August 23, 2012

Jazz This Week: David Sanborn and Brian Culbertson, Steve Davis, Dave...

August 19, 2012

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: David Sanborn and Brian Culbertson's...

July 20, 2012

Post-Dispatch Reports Plans for David Sanborn Jazz Festival in St. Louis

June 28, 2012

David Sanborn 2-disc Anthology Out July 31; Summer Tour Dates

June 06, 2012

David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson to Perform Thursday, August 23 at the...

August 08, 2011

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August 05, 2011

Jazz This Week: DMS with George Duke, Marcus Miller and David Sanborn,...

May 19, 2011

George Duke, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn (DMS) at the Keswick Theatre...

May 11, 2011

That Motown Swing


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Here & Gone

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