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Jim Saltzman

Jim Saltzman is quickly becoming a powerful force on the New York jazz scene. His versatility and forward thinking have led to Jim’s open-minded, eclectic collaborations with some of the most engaging players of his generation. Born in Pequannock, NJ, Jim received his B.M. in Jazz and Commercial Music (Performance) from the University of the Arts in 2000, and his M.M. in Jazz Studies (Performance) from William Paterson University in 2002, where he was the first saxophonist to complete the graduate program. While attending both schools, he studied with David Demsey, Don Braden, James Williams, Ron Kerber, Frank Mazzeo, Bill Zaccagni, and Rich DeRosa

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Cecil’s Big Band with Mike Lee: West Orange, NJ, February 20, 2012

Read "Cecil’s Big Band with Mike Lee: West Orange, NJ, February 20, 2012" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Cecil's Big Band with Mike LeeCecil's Jazz ClubWest Orange, New JerseyFebruary 20, 2012A completely packed crowd at Cecil's Jazz Club on a Monday night--not a common scene--but this was the beginning of the club's final week of operation and the final show for Cecil's Big Band. Led by tenor saxophonist Mike ...

Hidden Intentions

Label: Jazz Excursion Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Hidden Intentions; He Can

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Jim Saltzman: Hidden Intentions

Read "Hidden Intentions" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Jim Saltzman is another gifted, pyrotechnical tenor player out of the Coltrane-Brecker school, one who, based on the evidence of this striking debut recording and all-original program, bears close watching. When he backs off on his sound, he displays an appealing, warm middle register, but for the most part the emphasis here is on high-energy, intense ...

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Jim Saltzman: Hidden Intentions

Read "Hidden Intentions" reviewed by J Hunter

An accomplished sideman (Dave Valentin, James Spaulding, Claudio Roditi) and a graduate of William Paterson University's acclaimed jazz studies program, woodwind multi-instrumentalist Jim Saltzman is a mainstay of the New York and Philadelphia jazz scenes. With a resume like his, the fact that Saltzman's playing is as self-assured as any national act is no surprise. The ...


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