Jon Blanck, Tenor Sax: A member of the VJE since its founding, tenor saxophonist, arranger, and educator Jon Blanck features a powerful yet uniquely sensitive sax sound that has already propelled him to a vast and accomplished recording and playing career in jazz and funk. Jon has played with such world- class performers as #1 smooth jazz artist Funkee Boy, P-Funk, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He has written arrangements for artists such as Joan Jett, Joe Perry, and Tye Tribbett in collaboration with the Apollo Theater. Jon has studied with jazz great and legend Dave Liebman, as well as such renowned players and educators as Andrew Beals, Dr. Dan Goble, Dave Santoro, Paul Bollenbeck, and Ted Rosenthal.
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The Verve Jazz Ensemble delivers quite an attention-grabbing first effort
drawing inspiration for an encore performance...an all around solid performance,
Feldstein and group lay down one impressive recording with It's About Time...
— All About Jazz
Here’s a bunch of young lions that have put in their time and are now serving up
totally awesome results. They aren’t in the tradition, they are right in the pocket.
Showing how retro can be a very good thing when you can’t improve on
perfection, this sounds like those Jai & Kai dates you found cleaning out your
grandparents basement that had you wondering how they were once so hip and
you never knew it