Content by tag "Sax"

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Pavel Skornyakov

PAVEL "PASHA" SKORNYAKOV is a Russian jazz saxophonist living in Moscow, and a rising star on the international jazz scene. As a gifted composer and musician, Pavel is a virtuoso of the alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute. He has already forged an impressive chain of successes: in addition to performing in cities across his native Russia, Skornyakov has performed in shows throughout Europe and Asia. In 2017, he toured South Korea along with famed Korean musicians and became an endorser of Kim’s Korea Saxophone. Most recently, Skornyakov’s debut album, Early Season, was released in June 2018 on the German jazz label, nagel heyer records

Aaron Gratzmiller

Aaron Gratzmiller is a saxophonist, arranger, and private instructor based in Boston, MA. His energetic playing and stylistic versatility has helped him become one of the most active performers in New England, sharing the stage with notable artists such as Kurt Elling, Antonio Hart, Robert Villera, and Matt Savage among others. Aaron also teaches private lessons at Cambridge Arts Academy (Somerville, MA) and North Main Music (Nashua, NH), and is Director of Arts and Education for the New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation. His current project as a co- leader, the Pearcy/ Gratzmiller Jazz Quintet, presents the tradition of Hard Bop Jazz from the perspective of a younger generation of musicians

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Benjamin Deschamps

Based in Montreal, Benjamin Deschamps was nammed Révélation Radio-Canada Jazz 2017-18 and received the prestigious Montreal's Internationnal Jazz Festival TD award in 2019. Benjamin positioned himself as a really sought after saxophonist, composer, arranger and doubler (flutes and clarinets) in the city. At the head of his own band, he won the Rimouski's Festi Jazz Grand Award in 2013 and released his first record What Do We Know in 2014 with his Quartet. Nominated twice for the Montreal's International Jazz Festival's TD Grand Award in 2014 and in 2017, he was also nominated for the Halifax Jazz Festival Stingray Rising Star award in 2018

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Warren Keller

The child of an elite pianist and teacher, and a world-class operatic baritone, Warren began playing and singing early. His father Howard Keller, blessed with an amazingly rich voice, studied with Carlton Gauld (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlton_Gauld). His dear mother Roslyn, apprenticed with several luminaries: Anatole Kitain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_Kitain), Constance Keene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_Keene), and her husband Abram Chasins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abram_Chasins). As a teacher, 'Roz' was responsible for forming the early careers of Joel Levine (http://www.okcphilharmonic.org/joel-levine) and Sting’s occasional accompanist, Ken Helman (http://kenhelman.com)

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Harrison Goldberg

Harrison Goldberg is a progressive multi-saxophonist and visual artist living in northern California. An alumnus of Boston's Berklee College of Music and a frequent and popular performer and recording artist with a variety of bands at venues along California’s Mendocino-Sonoma coast, Harrison makes regular appearances at the annual North Coast Whale & Jazz Festival and its educational program for young people, Jazz For The Schools. Besides his music activities he is recognized as an award winning visual artist whose pieces and unique wine label designs have found their way into corporate and private collections worldwide

Fil Lorenz

Born and raised in San Francisco, saxophonist Fil Lorenz has been active on the Bay Area music scene since returning from military service in 1998. From touring the world as a member of the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey orchestras to performing with artists Seal, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Howard Tate, Bobby Caldwell and many others, Lorenz draws from a wide range of musical experiences. As a saxophonist, Lorenz favors the broad-toned tenor sounds of Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis and Houston Person; baritone saxophonists Pepper Adams and Ronnie Cuber have provided a lifetime of inspiration.