A friend was kind enough to share some photos with me of the saxophone sections of various versions of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra from the 1980′s when I was a member.  I first joined the Lionel Hampton Big Band in 1982 when I had just graduated from Rutgers University.  I started playing 2nd Alto in [...]

Lou Donaldson is a national treasure.  He is not just a great saxophonist, but he is the epitome of what it is to be a great jazz musician.  He has always made music with great feeling, swing and has always played the blues.  He can say more in four bars than most musicians can say [...]

Famous Saxophone Players

There are literally hundreds of famous saxophone players and hundreds more incredible and talented artists that were not widely known.  The history of the saxophone is only around 150 years old.  There were only a few composers of classical music that would even write for the saxophone, leaving the instrument to be used mostly in [...]