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  1. Bill Evans is the common factor between the greats including Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Bill Evans is a world-class saxophonist and producer who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980s at the age of 21, originally with Miles Davis. He recorded six records with Davis, which led to him playing with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and Willie Nelson to name but a few. He has so far achieved 24 solo albums, with countless collaborations and tours.
    Bill Evans (Sax)
    I saw Bill live playing the Tenor and Soprano saxophones.
  2. With over 35 years of playing, performing, and recording experience, George Shelby has been on stage with a vast array of artists. He has recorded and/or performed live with Beyoncé, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, Bruce Springsteen, Hilary Duff, Bono, Sting, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Johnny Mathis, and many others.
    With George Shelby
    I saw George live playing the Tenor and Alto Saxophones
    "Coltrane, Getz, Boots, Desmond, Parker…The great saxophone masters… and they all had a sound or voice of their own. Derek has pioneered and created his own unique voice on the saxophone. This is so hard to do today since there have been so many saxophone masters through the years. I consider Derek a modern master!" --------Chuck Surack
    Derek Brown
    I saw Derek live playing the Tenor Saxophone.
  4. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Osby studied at Howard University, where he majored in Jazz Studies, and then at the Berklee College of Music, with Andy McGhee. He played on Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, and has recorded with Steve Coleman, Jim Hall and Andrew Hill (setting the stage for Hill and Hall's later appearance on Osby's The Invisible Hand). Greg was named Playboy Magazine's "Jazz Artist of the Year" in the March 2009 issue.[3]
    Greg Osby
    I saw Greg live playing the Alto saxophone.
  5. Arno Haas was born and grew up in the Black Forest. The first musical steps began at the music clubs very soon followed by various band projects. At the end of the eighties, he spent a year as a "professional musician on time," at the Air Force Band / Karlsruhe, which recently consolidated the decision to be a professional musician. Arno has worked with James Moody, Al Jarreau, Joe Lavano, Richard Claydermen and the Duke Ellington Orchestra to name but a few.
    Arno Haas
    I saw Arno live playing the Tenor and Soprano saxophones.
    A native of Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture, Takahiro Miyazaki started piano at age 8, picked up the saxophone at age 13, and became active with local jazz groups at age 16. After graduating from university, he spent three years at Berklee College of Music in Boston and had opportunities to perform with Natalie Cole and Nat Adderly. Miyazaki has attracted a broad following of saxophone fans with his powerful yet soulful tone.
    Takahiro Miyazaki
    I saw Takahiro play the Alto saxophone live.
  7. Jo Fooks, born in Edinburgh, began learning the saxophone at 15. In 1992 she won 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year'. Inspired and encouraged by local Edinburgh musicians, Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston after receiving a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme. Jo's influences include Humphrey Lyttelton, Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gorden, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. Her mellow tone is often compared to Stan getz and Zoot Simms.
    Jo Fooks
    I saw Jo live playing the Tenor Saxophone.
  8. Koh Mr.Saxman or Koh is familiar name to Thai audiences and Thai musicians alike. He has been active on the scene for at least 20 years. He has already achieved many recording as a solo performance and with various musicians. Koh was born in 1973, and graduated from Chulalongkorn University in Music Education (1991-1994). Even though he had chosen Accounting as his first degree, he changed to music. He gives credit to Mr.Kawinwut Klanpaithoon, his high school teacher who supported his move to a career as a professional musician.
    Koh Mr Saxman
    I saw Koh live playing the alto saxophone.
  9. Rapidly emerging saxophonist Carl Stanley has become hot property on the British smooth jazz scene, partly because of his recurring gig as an integral member of Peter White’s UK touring band but also due to his growing discography that has just been added to by the release of the excellent ‘EP’’ ‘Dreamers’. This tight, rhythmic, eight track collection is a mixture of Stanley originals combined with three carefully chosen covers and is a worthy successor to Carl’s 2012 debut project ‘A Beautiful Thing’ that at the time was described as being “right up there with the best releases of the year”.
    Carl Stanley
    I saw Carl live playing the Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones.
  10. Steven Eugene Grove (born November 27, 1962), better known as Euge Groove, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 background. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. Grove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Exposé. He has a sax solo on their No. 1 hit "Seasons Change,".
    Euge Groove
    "I saw Euge live playing the Soprano and Tenor saxophones.
  11. Derek Nash (born 28 July 1961) is a British jazz saxophonist, band leader and recording engineer. After studying electroacoustics at Salford University, Nash became a sound engineer at the BBC in 1982, leaving in 2002 to become a full-time musician and to set up his own Clowns Pocket Recording Studio. Nash has performed with David Sanborn, John Dankworth, Dick Morrissey, Humphrey Lyttelton, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox, Eddie Floyd, Madeleine Peyroux, Roger Daltrey, Tom Jones and Dave Grusin.
    Derek Nash
    I saw Derek live playing the Soprano, Tenor and Alto Saxophones
  12. Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist and songwriter. He toured with Whitney Houston for more than seven years and soloed in her single "I Will Always Love You", the best-selling single by a female artist in music history. Whalum has recorded a series of well received solo albums and film soundtracks, with music ranging from pop to R&B to smooth jazz. Kirk’s musical accomplishments have brought him a total of 12 Grammy nominations. He won his first Grammy award in 2011 for Best Gospel Song (“It’s What I Do”, featuring Lalah Hathaway).
    Kirk Whalum
    I saw Kirk live playing the Tenor Saxophone.
  13. Lockett began playing clarinet at the age of 14 whilst a student at Cowes High School before switching to tenor saxophone. He studied at Dartington College of Arts, graduating in 1981, then undertook further study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1984-85. He has played in the bands of Jim Mullen (1988–93), Ronnie Scott (1990–94), Arturo Sandoval (1993), Ian Shaw (1994), Andrea Vicari (1994), Martin Drew (1995-2010), Stan Tracey (1996-2010), Don Weller (2000), Sarah Jane Morris (1985-2009) and Jimmy Smith (2002-4), among others.
    Mornington Lockett
    I saw Mornington live playing the Tenor and Soprano saxophones
  14. Snake Davis is a session musician (saxophonist) who has played with some of the worlds biggest artists. In the 1980s he fronted York band Zoot and the Roots. Davis has played on the records of the following artists and many others notably M People, as well as Lisa Stansfield, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Culture Club, Hamish Stuart, George Michael, Tina Turner, Paul Hardcastle, Take That, Cher, China Crisis, Beyoncé Knowles, N-Trance, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Swing Out Sister, Dave Stewart, Paul Young, Mark Morrison, Pet Shop Boys, Soul II Soul and Robert Palmer.
    Snake Davis
    I saw Snake live playing the Tenor, Alto and Soprano saxophones.
  15. Adolphe Sax was born November 6, 1814, Dinant, Belgium and died February 7, 1894, in Paris, France. He was a maker of musical instruments and inventor of the saxophone. Adolphe studied and played the flute and clarinet. In Paris he exhibited the saxophone, a single-reed instrument made of metal, with a conical bore, overblowing at the octave. It was patented in 1846. The saxophone was accepted for the French army bands, and for 10 years Sax was involved in lawsuits with competing instrument makers seeking to have his patents revoked. Jazz made Sax great!
    Adolphe Sax
    I visited the birth place of Adolphe Sax
  16. Born in west London to Jamaican parents, Steve Williamson began playing saxophone at the age of 16 and started his career playing in reggae bands, including Misty in Roots. Williamson was a member of the noted collective of British-born black jazz musicians who came together as the Jazz Warriors in the mid-1980s. At the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday open-air festival in 1988 Williamson played alongside Courtney Pine in Wembley Stadium and afterwards was a constant presence at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
    Steve Williamson
    I saw Steve live playing the Tenor and Soprano Saxophones.