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Jazz Musician Database

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Search Results: “sax, tenor”

  • A.C. Reed (sax, tenor)

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    A.C. Reed was the blues world's ultimate triple-threat. His soulfully elegant tenor sax playing supported artists like Albert Collins, the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton. As a singer, A.C.'s gritty, straight-from-the-heart...
  • Aaron Leaney (sax, tenor)

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    Aaron Leaney, born December 5, 1983, is a Canadian jazz saxophonist and composer who has been performing since the late 1990’s. He has worked across a great variety of genres, from avant-guard improvised music to alt rock. He is an...
  • Aaron Rossi (sax, tenor)

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    Bay Area saxophonist. Saxophone studies with George Garzone, Eric Person and Charles Davis. Graduate of New School jazz program in New York City, 2000. Studies or playing situations with many of the greats from that faculty including Chico...
  • Adam Diller (sax, tenor)

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    Influenced by Sri Aurobindo as much as J Dilla, Thomas Pynchon as much as Edgar Varese, Charles Bronson as much as Sun Ra, Adam Diiler occupies an enigmatic position in the realm between jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music.
  • Adam Ramsay/C.J. Glass Quintet (sax, tenor)

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    The Adam Ramsay - C.J. Glass Quintet is a jazz performance group currently based in New York City. Its members, two of whom are alumni of the Vermont All-State Jazz Ensemble, hail from along the eastern seaboard. Originally founded as The...
  • Adam Ray (sax, tenor)

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    Adam Ray grew up grabbing every instrument he could lay his hands on. He studies jazz and music production in graduate school and has been performing and producing music for the last decade. Favoring progressive and electronic mediums, Ray...
  • Adeola Gideon (sax, tenor)

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    Adeola Gideon (with the stage name H19 or Horllar 19gale) is a very passionate jazz musician. With about 12 years experience, he has musically and professionally contributed in one way or the other to the success of several hit records in...
  • Ahmad Alaadeen (sax, tenor)

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    Born in Kansas City, on July 24, 1934, Alaadeen grew up around music. “I listened to all types of styles. I went to Philharmonic concerts, loved Lester Young, liked T-Bone Walker and was crazy about Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson. He began...
  • AJ Kluth (sax, tenor)

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    AJ Kluth is a Chicago based saxophonist/composer/educator enjoying the freelancing musician's life in the Midwest while continuing to pursue further academic ventures. Apart from his interest in music, AJ has been nursing abiding passions...
  • Al Cohn (sax, tenor)

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    Cohn was initially known for playing in Woody Herman's Second Herd as one of the Four Brothers, along with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and Serge Chaloff. Unlike his the better known tenors Sims and Getz, Cohn contributed arrangements to the...
  • Al McLean (sax, tenor)

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    Hands down Montreal's preeminent talent of the Jazz saxophone, Al McLean owns the night in this grand old Jazz city. Mentoring countless students of the music, McLean's brute force, and seemingly bottomless depths as an improviser keep his...
  • Albert Ayler (sax, tenor)

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    Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was born on July 13th 1936 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He learned to play the alto sax at a young age. His father, Edward, encouraged his musical interests and was his first teacher. Albert Ayler continued...
  • Albert Rivera (sax, tenor)

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    Albert Rivera’s musical journey began at the prestigious Laguardia High School in New York City and continued during the summers at the Litchfield Jazz Camp where he was a scholarship student throughout his teens. After taking his degree...
  • Alex Blaine (sax, tenor)

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    Alex Blaine (AKA “Yukon” or “Yukon Jack”) is a New Orleans based tenor saxophonist. Born and raised in New Jersey, a stone’s throw from New York City, he began saxophone at age 7 and was marching in parades with high school bands...
  • Alexei Zoubov (sax, tenor)

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    I was born in 1936 in Moscow, Russia into the family of scientists and I was supposed to become a scientist too! Following the family tradition, I graduated from Moscow University with a master’s degree in Physics and was offered a...
  • Allan Barnes (sax, tenor)

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    Allan is a jazz musician from Detroit. For more information, please visit iMichiganProductions.org.
  • Alonzo Holliday (sax, tenor)

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    Alonzo Holliday aka Frank Turek (Saxophones) Has been active in the Portland music scene for the past fifteen years. He is co-founder and artistic director to Portland's original surf instrumental band Shutdown 66, originator of the circus...
  • Anat Cohen (sax, tenor)

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    Idiomatically conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles, Anat Cohen has established herself as one of the primary voices of her generation...
  • Anders Lønne Grønseth (sax, tenor)

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    Saxophonist, reed doubler (clarinet, flute) and composer born in 1979, resident in Oslo, Norway. Anders studied to a master degree in performing arts at Göteborg University (Academy of music and drama) after completing his bachelor at the...
  • Andreas Grosskopf (sax, tenor)

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    ((grosskopf)) … who’s this? One might say that ((grosskopf)) – meaning ‘big head’ – is to compare with a funnel in which all kind of musical influence and style is inserted and out of his saxophone’s bell comes HIS music …...
  • Andres Boiarsky (sax, tenor)

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    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Andres Boiarsky began piano lessons at the age of six. He later switched to the clarinet while getting deeply involved with the strong revivalist jazz scene that existed in Buenos Aires during the mid...
  • Andrew Lamb (sax, tenor)

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    ANDREW LAMB (saxophones, flutes) was born in Clinton, North Carolina and grew up in Chicago and in South Jamaica, Queens. Having studied with AACM charter member Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Mr. Lamb came into New York’s...
  • Andrew Woolf (sax, tenor)

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    I play saxes and clarinets. I'm just getting going in my music career having finished studying music at university. I do some peripatetic teaching and try to spend the rest of the time practicing and writing. Once I've got enough material...
  • Andy Ballantyne (sax, tenor)

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    A native of Toronto, Canada, Andy Ballantyne began learning music in the Toronto public school system, studying clarinet and saxophone. He soon developed an interest in jazz and studied privately with Woody Herman alumnus Steve Lederer....
  • Andy Dudnick (sax, tenor)

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    Andy Dudnick teaches jazz classes for Crossroads www.crozzroadzmuzic.com Andy is a saxophone, flute, keyboard and bass player who loves jazz and classic rock and has a passion for teaching. Andy performs regularly around the San Francisco...
  • Anna Webber (sax, tenor)

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    “Anna Webber is a rare musician that can comfortably combine intellectual curiosity with pure emotion. Each time I've performed with her, a completely new sound was revealed. She is confident in her path and I am always anxious of her...
  • Anthony K Wright (sax, tenor)

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    Tony began playing brass at school, before moving to Clarinet at the age of 12, and Saxophone a bit later. He turned professional in the early ‘80s, playing sax as a session musician in London, and running various rock bands in night...
  • Anthony Ortega (sax, tenor)

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    Anthony Ortega is one of the finest bop reedmen of the second half of the 20th century, though he is better known in Europe than in the U.S. A highly original improviser with impeccable tone and great emotional range, Ortega's style blends...
  • Antoine Roney (sax, tenor)

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    Philadelphia-born tenor saxophonist Antoine Roney grew up surrounded by music. After a short period learning the clarinet, young Roney took an interest in the saxophone, after his older brother - renowned saxophonist Wallace - introduced...
  • Anton Schwartz (sax, tenor)

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    “What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie...
  • Ari Brown (sax, tenor)

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    Versatility has characterized the career of Ari Brown, a Chicago-based reedman and occasional pianist who plays hard bop and post-bop as convincingly as he plays avant-garde jazz. After growing up on the city's South Side and graduating...
  • Arnan Raz (sax, tenor)

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    Influenced by the legacy of giants like Lester Young, Stan Getz and Warne Marsh, as well as the innovations of Mark Turner, Arnan Raz and his quintet create a refreshing fusion of the traditional and modern jazz. While clearly...
  • Arnett Cobb (sax, tenor)

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    One of the classic Texas Tenors, there was always excitement elicited by Cobb’s uninhibited, blasting style which earned him the label “Wild Man of the Tenor Sax." Arnette Cleophus Cobbs, was born on August 10, 1918, in Houston,...
  • Austin Archer (sax, tenor)

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    I am a Saddleback College student pursuing a major in Jazz Studies. I am mainly a tenor saxophonist. I also play guitar, bass (electric and upright), and am learning piano, flute, and clarinet. I have one demo recording that I haven't yet...
  • Axel Rigaud (sax, tenor)

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    Currently studying at the national conservatory of Paris.
  • Ayo Awe Joseph (sax, tenor)

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    Ayo Awe Joseph is featured on Outbound Radio Ayo Awe Joseph lives in Lagos Nigeria , West Africa . He is married with a daughter. Ayo started his music career at the age of 18, while enlisted in the military. He started his musical...
  • Barney Wilen (sax, tenor)

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    Barney Wilen - tenor sax Barney Wilen made a strong impression on the Paris scene in the mid 1950s. Wilen was a self taught player and became one of Europe's best and more modern saxophonists. Bernard Jean Wilen, AKA Barney was born March...
  • Barry Kelsey (sax, tenor)

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    Barry started his musical career as US Navy musician, touring the world playing Jazz. He was later educated at Berklee School and at North Texas State University. After recording with MGM records and also as a long time free lance studio...
  • Ben Bohorquez (sax, tenor)

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    Ben Bohorquez is a local musician in the DFW area. Born in El Paso, TX, his family moved around from Indianapolis, IN to La Paz, Bolivia before settling down in Houston, TX. His mother taught him piano lessons early at the age of 5, but...
  • Ben Jansson (sax, tenor)

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    Ben Jansson is quickly becoming a highly sought after tenor saxophonist on the national and international jazz scene. As well as having played in numerous jazz festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague, Netherlands and the...
  • Ben Schachter (sax, tenor)

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    Ben Schachter is a powerful and original saxophonist and composer. As a leader, he has six recordings on his own label. He has performed and recorded in the U.S., Europe, and Asia with; Tim Hagans, Conrad Herwig, John Zorn, Gary Bartz,...
  • Ben Webster (sax, tenor)

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    Ben Webster was considered one of the “big three" of swing tenors along with Coleman Hawkins (his main influence) and Lester Young. He had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps (with his own distinctive growls) yet on ballads he...
  • Ben Zubrycki (sax, tenor)

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    Winnipeg born saxophonist Ben Zubrycki has been actively performing since the 1990s. He has played at a variety of events including the 2004 National Jazz Awards, Winnipeg Jazz Festival, The Regina Blues Festival. As a freelance musician,...
  • Bennie Wallace (sax, tenor)

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    Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 18, 1946, Bennie Lee Wallace took up the tenor saxophone at age 12. He worked after hours clubs around Tennessee during his high school and college years and graduated on clarinet from the...
  • Benny Golson (sax, tenor)

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    Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, - a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer - and tenor saxophonist of world note, Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 25, 1929. Raised with an impeccable musical...
  • Bernard Scavella (sax, tenor)

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    As a teenager, Bernard Scavella started his music career studying with the great Joe Henderson. Thanks in large part to Henderson's influences, Scavella also had the opportunity to perform alongside Billy Cobham and George Cables, as a...
  • Bert Wilson (sax, tenor)

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    I was born in Evansville, IN in 1939, and at the age of 4, I contracted polio. I've been in a wheelchair ever since. The chair doesn't define me, but it has affected my life (and certainly my access to those basement jazz clubs). I got...
  • Beth McKenna (sax, tenor)

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    Beth's projects do not end only at the genre of jazz. Beth's talent for woodwind doubling has also landed her professional as well as semi-professional contracts playing numerous professional-level musical theatre productions in Montreal....
  • Big Jay McNeely (sax, tenor)

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    Big Jay McNeely brought the tenor sax to prominence in the golden age of R&B, known as the “King of the Honkers,” for his wild style and outrageous showmanship.. Tenor saxophonist Cecil “Big Jay" McNeely was born in Watts,...
  • Big Nick Nicholas (sax, tenor)

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    Tenor saxophonist Big Nick Nicholas was active for more than 50 years without ever receiving consistent recognition or material rewards commensurate with his contribution to early modern jazz. He is usually remembered as the caloric...
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