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Born in Santos, SP Brazil, Caio Mesquita is a 16 years-old saxophonist virtuoso who also plays 12 other musical instruments including percussion.
Boots Randolph, Yakety Sax player, has died Wed, 07/04/2007 - 12:42 — admin Boots Randolph, a versatile saxophonist best remembered for his 1963 recording of "Yakety Sax," whose zany melody spiced the girl-chasing comedy sketches of TV star Benny Hill, has died.
Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was a jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.
www.technorati.com /tag/saxophonist   (326 words)

 PG Music Inc. - Jazz Saxophonist
The Jazz Saxophonist is a professional, fully featured music program containing studio-recordings of great jazz saxophone music.
The Multimedia features of The Jazz Saxophonist give you the ability to mute or solo any audio track independently and study or play that part yourself.
Play The Jazz Saxophonist through your computer speakers in jukebox mode for listening enjoyment or "jamming".
www.pgmusic.com /jazzsaxophonist.htm   (510 words)

  Find Local Saxophonists to Play Classical or Jazz Saxophone
Hiring a saxophonist is a snap when you use Gigmasters.
Studio sessions, special events, holiday parties and other gatherings are perfect settings for a talented saxophonist.
Viewed as a powerful, sexy instrument, the jazz saxophone can be incorporated into the entertainment lineup for your event as a solo performer, a strolling saxophonist or an addition to other instruments such as a guitar or piano.
www.gigmasters.com /Saxophone/Saxophone.asp   (217 words)

  bret pimentel • the modern saxophonist: the changing career climate of the concert saxophone artist
To be competitive in the professional saxophonist's job market, a saxophonist must be skilled at playing any member of the saxophone family-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and sometimes bass.
Jazz saxophonists are expected to play flute and clarinet parts in big band charts, and the expectation has spread to orchestras and recording studios.
Saxophonists must achieve high standards on their own instrument plus several others to qualify for recording sessions and commercial orchestras.
www.geocities.com /bpimentel/articles/modernsaxophonist.htm   (2171 words)

  Saxophone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is commonly considered relatively easy to become a competent saxophonist, especially when transferring from other woodwind instruments, but a considerable amount of practice is usually required to develop a pleasing tone color and fluent technique.
Other saxophonists maintain that the material has little, if any, effect on the sound, and that the physical dimensions give a mouthpiece its tone color.
When a saxophonist plays a C on the staff on an E-flat alto, the note sounds as E-flat a sixth below the written note.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saxophone   (3114 words)

 Saxophonist Michael Brecker succumbs to cancer - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saxophonist Michael Brecker succumbs to cancer - USATODAY.com
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Brecker, a versatile and much-studied jazz saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday at age 57.
In recent years, the saxophonist had struggled myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer in which the bone marrow stops producing enough healthy blood cells.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2007-01-13-brecker-sax_x.htm   (280 words)

 In lovely whispers and piercing wails, saxophonist Stan Getz found the bittersweet heart of jazz and bossa nova   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sauter, a great composer-arranger who worked with Getz in Benny Goodman's band in the mid-1940s, when the virtuoso saxophonist was still in his teens, didn't write a part for Getz; he let him create his own spaces in response to the music, which bears the mark of Bartok and Ravel.
Saxophonist Zoot Sims, who played with Getz in Woody Herman's stellar "Four Brothers'' band in the late '40s, described him as "a nice bunch of guys.'' Those around Getz -- among them his five children from two marriages -- never knew which side of Getz's personality they'd encounter.
Written for and first performed by another master, Ellington alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, "Blood Count'' is a meditation on mortality that Getz first recorded on his 1982 album "Pure Getz.'' He alternately wails and whispers, answering his piercing cries with plaintive sighs.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/05/21/DDGOO6OMQQ1.DTL&type=printable   (1922 words)

 Harry Allen tenor saxophonist - reviews
A tenor saxophonist out of the swing-to-bob Stan Getz school, Allen is a lyrical stylist who loves presenting a good melody and then adding his own beautifully constructed variations.
The 35-year-old tenor saxophonist with the rich, creamy sound makes his local club debut on Saturday at the Regattabar, as special guest with vocalist Donna Byrne and her quartet.
Instead of opting for the traditional jazz quartet of piano, bass, and drums, Allen instead employees the neo-funk stylings of Larry Goldings and Peter Bernstein in a tenor-Hammond B-3-guitar roadhouse combination that is as turkey and dressing as it is collard greens and ham hocks.
www.harryallenjazz.com /reviews2.html   (4273 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Saxophonist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A master of jazz improvisation, Rollins is known for his rich tone, emotional depth, and inventive use of melody, harmony, and rhythm.
Saxophonist Jack Walter: 'I've got my life back': Jazz artist plans to perform for 1st time since stroke.
The British, saxophonist & singer Lol COXHILL and, in the background, the clarinettist & saxophonist Tony COE, performing with Steve BERESFORD (GB) (p,org), in the Chapel of Villedieu.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Saxophonist   (854 words)

 African American Registry: Saxophonist, Dexter Gordon exemplified the culture of jazz!
Saxophonist, Dexter Gordon exemplified the culture of jazz!
A big-toned, exultant, lyrical soloist, he became known for epic mock-battles with fellow tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray during the late 1940s.
His acting role as a self-destructive bebop saxophonist in the 1986 film Round Midnight won him an Academy Award nomination with the movie.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/83/Saxophonist_Dexter_Gordon_exemplified_the_culture_of_jazz   (198 words)

 Andrew Rathbun | Saxophonist and Composer
However, it is their long association with alto/soprano saxophonist Loren Stillman (How Sweet It Is, Gin Bon and It Could Be Anything) that piqued my interest, especially when there were so many places in Shadow Forms in which echoes of Stillman's records could be heard.
Rathbun relates in the notes that the album's title is meant to denote the compositional methodology in relation to form, calling it “open moments within a codified form.” This allows the players great freedom, but with a concomitant requirement of close attention and concentration to make music which needs close listening.
Toronto-born, New York-based saxophonist and composer Andrew Rathbun is in the forefront of a new generation of jazz innovators.
www.andrewrathbun.com /content.htm   (3497 words)

 Anders Lundegard, classical saxophonist
The flute partita, performed on soprano saxophone as well, mimics the timbre of the Baroque era transverse flute.
Although the occasional appearance of double-stops in the violin partita and the cello suite challenges the saxophonist, Bach's impeccable counterpoint allows the single-line instrument to remodel these as arpeggios.
J.S. composed all of his unaccompanied music for violin, cello and flute from 1718-1725, seven dramatic years marked by trauma and change - the title page for one of the cello suites reads "lonely but free." The flute partita dates from 1718, while Bach served Prince Leopold as Kapellmeister at Cöthen.
www.classicalsaxophonist.com /recordings.html   (394 words)

 Jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean dies at 73 - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Jackie McLean, an alto saxophonist, performer and educator who played with legendary jazz musicians including Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, died Friday.
McLean went on to play with his friend, the tenorist Rollins from 1948-49 in a Harlem neighborhood band under the totelage of pianist Bud Powell.
He made his first recording when he was 19 on Miles Davis' Dig album, also featuring Rollins, which heralded the beginning of the hard-bop style.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20060401T190000-0500_101790_OBS_JAZZ_ALTO_SAXOPHONIST_JACKIE_MCLEAN_DIES_AT___.asp   (545 words)

 Jerry Bergonzi Jazz Saxophonist/Teacher
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi ranges style-wise from Joe Henderson on the first few selections to early John Coltrane on the later cuts.
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi may not enjoy the same “marquee” status as the Michael Breckers and Joe Lovanos; however, this distinguished Boston based tenor saxophonist can hang in there with the best of the lot.
The saxophone-organ-drums trio is an effective setting for saxophonist and educator Jerry Bergonzi.
www.jerrybergonzi.com /reviews.htm   (999 words)

 Useful Links to Other Jazz Sites - Jazz Musicians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jazz saxophonist Mike DiRubbo plays with the panache and self-assurance of a 20-year veteran, a New York attitude honed in real-time encounters on the bandstand....
Mike Hall is a professional saxophonist and jazz educator based in Manchester, UK....
After years of performing at small jazz clubs, saxophonist and is on the road to realizing the rewards for his years of work, study and persistence....
www.lordisco.com /links/jazzmusicians.html   (3581 words)

 Saxophonist: Kevin Brown
A professional saxophonist with 40 years of experience.
Psalm 47 (0.98MB; download) -- This song was written, and all instruments were played by saxophonist: Kevin Brown.
Bulldog And The Buffalo (1.77MB; download) -- This song was written, and all instruments were played by saxophonist: Kevin Brown.
www.gigadial.net /public/station/56789   (383 words)

 Pete Mills, saxophonist/composer
Pete Mills, a tenor saxophonist inspired by his mentor Walt Weiskopf, is an excellent player influenced by but not derivative of John Coltrane.
Art And Architecture, consisting mostly of Mills' own compositions, is an outstanding work, the equal or better of many releases from entertainment conglomerate-owned labels, as if Mills had suddenly arrived with his talent already formed, when in reality, of course, such natural-sounding ability is the result of years of hard work.
Columbus saxophonist Pete Mills has released his second CD on the Summit Label and it’s a real winner.
petemills.com /reviews.htm   (763 words)

 David Bindman, saxophonist and composer
Over the last two decades, saxophonist and composer Bindman has created an enduring body of original work that Incorporates rhythmic and melodic ideas from West Africa, India and around the globe.
In 1995 Bindman co-founded the Brooklyn Sax Quartet with baritone saxophonist Fred Ho.
He studied with saxophonist Stephen Horenstein, and was invited by trumpeters Arthur Brooks and Bill Dixon to take part in their classes and ensembles at Bennington College.
www.mindspring.com /~dbindman/index.html   (667 words)

 Boston.com / Your Life / Health & Fitness / Diseases & Treatments / Frank Lowe, at 60; jazz saxophonist
NEW YORK -- Frank Lowe, a jazz tenor saxophonist who was part of the wave of free-jazz players influenced by John Coltrane, died of complications of lung cancer on Friday.
Lowe grew up in Memphis and was taught by saxophonist Packy Axton, who was part owner of Stax Records, where Mr.
Lowe briefly attended the University of Kansas before moving to San Francisco to study with saxophonists Donald Rafael Garrett, Bert Wilson, and Sunny Simmons.
www.boston.com /yourlife/health/diseases/articles/2003/09/24/frank_lowe_at_60_jazz_saxophonist   (206 words)

 Jazz Saxophonist kirk MacDonald - Hale Review
There was almost no mention of the role the band played over the years in training young musicians and helping to direct their careers.
Toronto-based saxophonist Kirk MacDonald is one musician who matured significantly while wearing the scarlet tunic, and the Ottawa music scene was a richer place when he was stationed here in the mid-80's.
MacDonald is a player, one who has been pursuing mastery, of his horn since he was in high school in his native Nova Scotia.
kirkmacdonald.com /halereview.html   (446 words)

 Noble Watts, blues saxophonist - The Boston Globe
DELAND, Fla. -- Noble Watts, a blues and jazz saxophonist who led the house band at Sugar Ray Robinson's club in Harlem and played on rock 'n' roll tours with Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis, died Tuesday, close friends said.
Watts had been in a nursing home for months with emphysema and pneumonia.
Saxophonists from King Curtis to Bruce Springsteen sideman Clarence Clemons were influenced by his booming tenor sound.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/08/27/noble_watts_blues_saxophonist?mode=PF   (270 words)

 Saxophonist was statesman of jazz
Saxophonist, teacher and recording artist Don Lanphere was described by friends and colleagues as a statesman of the Northwest jazz scene.
He moved to New York when he was 19 to pursue his dream as a jazz musician, immersing himself in the legendary 52nd Street scene.
Over time, the talented saxophonist played with Fats Navarro (with whom he recorded), Woody Herman, Artie Shaw and the big bands of Claude Thornhill, Charlie Barnet and Billy May.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/143370_lanphereobit10.html   (545 words)

 World-renowned saxophonist to perform at ACU
World-renowned classical saxophonist Donald Sinta will perform and present classes at Abilene Christian University Wednesday and Thursday.
He will be performing the Texas premiere performance of a concerto written especially for him by one of his former students, Charles Rochester Young.
If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, media relations coordinator.
www.acu.edu /events/news/archives2004/041129_donald_sinta.html   (250 words)

 The Rock Saxophonist at Academic Superstore
The Rock Saxophonist is a professional, fully featured music program containing studio-recordings of great rock n' roll saxophone music.
The Multimedia features of The Rock Saxophonist give you the ability to mute or solo any audio track independently and study or play the part yourself.
Play The Rock Saxophonist through your computer speakers in jukebox mode for listening enjoyment or "jamming".
www.academicsuperstore.com /market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=733079   (393 words)

 Tommy Morimoto - Jazz Saxophonist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tommy Morimoto had just passed his nineteenth birthday when, during an appearance in Seattle with bassist Christian McBride, the legendary saxophonist Lucky Thompson recognized Tommy’s remarkable talent and encouraged him to come to New York.
Since then, Tommy has established himself as one of the most sought-after young saxophonists on the New York jazz scene.
Howard has had the opportunity to play and record with some of the finest artists around including seminal Jazz Vocalists Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross, saxophonists Sam Rivers and Julius Hemphill, the pianist Kenny Werner and Latin Jazz artists such as Paquito de Rivera and Danilo Perez.
www.tommymorimoto.com /bio.html   (576 words)

 SaxTalk.com - Saxophonist Shannon Kennedy's Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She was one the most genuine, cordial, sweet, and caring individuals that I have ever had the pleasure of interviewing.
She has a quick wit, a keen philosophical mind, and I have NO doubt that she will not only be a great saxophonist, she will succeed at anything that she puts her mind to.
Saxophonists with fantastic technique are a dime a dozen, but saxophonists that REALLY sound good are very rare.
www.saxtalk.com /articles/kennedy_bio.php   (905 words)

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