I am a versatile saxophonist performing on the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes as well as flute and piano. I play everything from beautiful classical music to jazz to contemporary popular music. I love to perform for all types of events and I will learn any piece of music that you wish to hear at your party or wedding! Just give me the title and who performed the song and I will learn it especially for you!
I have been performing in the Portland, Oregon area for over 15 years. My performance experience includes work with the Oregon Symphony Pops as well as the Columbia and Vancouver Symphonies, Quartette Barbette Sax Quartet, musical theater, plays, dances, parties, weddings, fundraisers, etc.
PERFORMING ARTISTS I HAVE WORKED WITH:
JOE WILLIAMS OF COUNT BASIE BIG BAND AND BILL COSBY SHOW,
DENNIS ROWLAND OF COUNT BASIE BIG BAND
THE FOUR FRESHMEN,
PETE CHRISTLIEB, OF DOC SEVERINSON'S TONIGHT SHOW BAND AND "DEACON BLUES" (On Steely Dan's album "Aja")
BOBBY SHEW as well as many other talented (and unsung) musicians!
I also appear on Portland native's Lew Jones album "Sublimation" on the song "Vanport Flood" on tenor sax and Kelly Jones' (no relation) album "Handle with Care" on the song "Lonesome Heart". You can find both of these albums online on cdbaby - You can also listen to "Lonesome Heart" online on Kelly Jones' website.
INSTRUMENTATION COMBINATIONS AVAILABLE ARE: SOLO SAX, SOLO FLUTE, SAX/KEYBOARD OR PIANO DUO, SAX/GUITAR DUO, JAZZ TRIO OR QUARTET (SAX, KEYBOARDS, VOCALS AND/OR DRUMS) OR SAX QUARTET
STYLES PLAYED INCLUDE: JAZZ, CLASSICAL, POPULAR, BLUES, R & B, CELTIC, CHRISTMAS, KLEZMER ETC!