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Peter Assing

I did not have direct contact with music until age 16; After seeing a Jazz group in High School with some real teenage prodigies, I started playing the Flute and the saxophone came afterward; I was into Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Klaus Dolginger; I studied Saxophone and flute with Diverse teachers including Dr Althea Holdcroft, , Dr Norma Butcher and Don Hawkins formerly from Stan Kenton, Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman; I played at age 19 with the Stan Tracey Jazz Quartet Live and it was an incredible experience; Stan Tracey was a Jazz pianist with the London based Ronnie Scott jazz group; Later played with Saxophonist Riney Bryson a Roland Kirk Alumni and a woodwind player with the Los Angeles Philarmonic;Also played with Johnny Echols a former Sideman to Miles Davis, played wit Guitarist Ike Willis formerly with Frank Zappa and substitute for Allan Holdswoth in the Frank Zappa organization after Holdsworth Death; Also played with Producer and pianist Paul Fox formerly with Natalie Cole; Was a saxophone player with The JazzLand Big Band and presently Plays and performs with Jazz Anova in Studio City California