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Singer, sax and Zendrum player of 43 years. Played around the world from Le Méridien Etoile’s Jazz Club, Lionel Hampton in Paris to the Perth International Festival in Perth Australia. Lived and played in Boston, Seattle and Atlanta. Like a wide variety of music from Stravinsky to Gershwin and Samuel Barber to Brecker Brothers and Monk to Gentle Giant. I'm not fond of Rap though I dig Hip Hop Grooves.
I don't play any Jazz now although Paul Desmond was pretty much my reason for picking up an Alto in the late sixties.
I love to practice with Gerald Albright, Sanborn, Jeff Kashawa, Andy Snitzer and Eric Marienthal but I haven't read a chart since 1979 so
I wouldn't consider myself much of a candidate for a straight ahead jazz gig and I don't really have a lot of the standards in my head. There are quite a few there though.
After playing R&B for almost the last thirty years, that's pretty much where I'm at but I try to stay open to new possibilities and try to keep practicing in hopes that one day I might fall into a
Rippingtons meets Peter Gabriel type of gig which is something I think I would enjoy immensely
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Glad you decided to jump in.... I share many of your atypical saxophonist-oddities, broad range of genres, not much of a reader, and prefer mixing stuff up than any "purist" approach. But I do love improvisation, which John McLaughlin once said, is the "heart & soul of Jazz"..... So, I would describe myself as a musician who takes a "jazz approach" to whatever I play....
What's the best way to keep up on where you guys are playing?
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Welcome to THE JAZZ NETWORK WORLDWIDE "A GREAT PLACE TO HANG"
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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