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Victor North

Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska, after a year at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats, most notably, John Coltrane, who became a major influence of Victor’s as a teenager in the far away North. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since moving to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Orrin Evans, Terrel Stafford, Ronnie Burrage, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks, Duck Scott, Byron Landham, organists Pat Bianchi and Jared Gold and he spent five years playing with Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist, Elio Villafranca. For the last twelve years, Victor has led his own group, Three Blind Mice, with organist Lucas Brown and drummer Wayne Smith, Jr., who released their first CD, The Outsider, in 2012. Victor is also a founding member of the Captain Black Big Band and appears on their first two CD’s, Captain Black Big Band and Mother’s Touch. Victor continues to lead his own groups and work as a sideman throughout the Philadelphia/Tri-State Area, and often performs with his wife, vocalist Meg Clifton North.

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