David Sanborn
American musician
David Sanborn
David Sanborn is an American alto saxophonist. Though Sanborn has worked in many genres, his solo recordings typically blend jazz with instrumental pop and R&B. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. Sanborn has also worked extensively as a session musician, notably on David Bowie's Young Americans (1975).
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An Interview With Saxophonist Sherman Irby
Huffington Post - 12 months
If you have ever had a chance to catch Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "live", it's a good bet you have seen the larger than life presence of Sherman Irby upfront in the saxophone section. He is the one who envelopes his alto saxophone with a grizzly bear embrace, making the instrument look almost toy-like in his hands. A superb musician who has a soulful, fluid sound and an innate sense of swing, his bellowing laugh and cheerful personae are just two other reasons to enjoy this affable personality. Irby grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where gospel and blues made up the predominant music of his early childhood. Making the leap from a teenager playing Gospel in the Reverend James Cleveland's band to a front line player in the JALC orchestra jazz is a tale best told by the man in his own words. I interviewed Mr. Irby by phone on February 5, 2016 while he was touring with the JALC band in Europe. He spoke to me while he walking the streets in France just after a ...
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BANKS to Perform on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman”
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
Late last summer, acclaimed musician BANKS performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” The former performance came as her breakthrough alternative radio single “Beggin for Thread” was beginning to take flight. The latter came as her debut studio album “Goddess” arrived in the marketplace. Both earned strong feedback. Both, therefore, provide reason to believe BANKS will shine when she takes the stage on an upcoming edition of CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman.” CBS confirms that BANKS, whose “Beggin for Thread” recently began a crossover run at hot adult contemporary/adult pop radio, will perform on the Friday, April 3 “Late Show.” Mike Myers and Nick Griffin will appear as interview guests. Other upcoming “Letterman” musical guests include The Suffers, Houndmouth and Fat White Family. CBS’ latest listings follow: Monday, March 30 Actor Neil Patrick Harris; actor Charlie Cox; musical guests The Suffers (n) Tuesday, March 31 Actor ...
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<em>Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz</em>, Conversations with Brian Culbertson, Tower of Power's Larry Braggs, and ECP's Michael Lazaroff, Plus a <em> Catching Fire</em> Exclusive
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ELLIE GOULDING'S CATCHING FIRE WITH HUNGER GAMES' "MIRROR" For those who just arrived on the planet, the next installment of The Hunger Games movie franchise is Catching Fire, and one of the pieces featured on its soundtrack album will be Ellie Goulding's "Mirror" that presents perhaps our first taste of the musical mood of the movie. Check out this exclusive audio track... For more info: http://smarturl.it/CatchingFireiT NOT YOUR FATHER'S SMOOTH JAZZ Probably most everyone reading this piece who hasn't been keeping up on such things believes that "smooth jazz" is still sonic wallpaper, you know, light music that would numb one into submission at work, a soundtrack for trips to the mall, background music for meals, et cetera. However, I felt a little differently about the subject, and since I interviewed many of this genre's artists over the last few years, I figured I'd check out what truly was going on firsthand via Entertainment Cruise Productions' recent Smooth Jazz Cruise ...
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Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Volume 253
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Alabama Slim &amp; Little Freddie KingBluesman, singer and guitarist Milton Frazier, aka Alabama Slim, was born at the close of the Depression in Central Alabama. Raised on the sounds of 78s, he fell in love with vintage blues in the summers spent on his grandparents' farm. Marking his tenderfooted way through the juke-joint scene, he landed in New Orleans by the '60s. Over the years Slim would form a brothership with guitarist/singer Little Freddie King. Finally in 2004, after years of finger-bleeding, Slim inked with the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Then the wrath of Katrina and her wake swept everything away, sending the bluesmen to refuge in Dallas and into the wings of Alabama Slim's five-decades-in-the-making debut along with Little Freddie King. Collaborations/shared stages include Ardie Dean, Guitar Lightnin' Lee, Linoleum Blownaparte and Andre Bouvier and The Royal Bohemians. Magic moments include films Toot Blues and Redemption Road, per ...
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NJPAC Jazz Festival Taking Place This Weekend
The Caldewells Patch - over 4 years
The James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival continues this weekend at NJPAC. The weeklong festival pays tribute to longtime Newarker and late great jazz artist James Moody. Headliners for Friday night's 7 p.m. show include George Benson, The Manhattan Transfer and David Sanborn as well as special guests Kenny Barron, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, Paquito D’Rivera, Christian McBride, and more. On Saturday, there will be an 8 p.m. show featuring an all-star performance of the original Gil Evans arrangements of three classic Miles Davis recordings. Those performers include trumpeter Terence Blanchard, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Peter Erskine, and many more. In addition, there will be a jazz orchestra under the direction of Vince Mendoza. Newark residents can buy $10 tickets in Tier 4 to either show. Details can be found here. Additional jazz performances will continue throughout the weekend: On Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. there will be a New Orleans-themed musical d ...
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Mike Ragogna: Jazzin' Around: Conversations With David Sanborn, Lee Ritenour and Kurt Elling
Huffington Post - over 4 years
A Conversation with David Sanborn Mike Ragogna: David, let's get into Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology, your new doubledisc anthology. You participated in the track selection? David Sanborn: Yeah, I actually selected all of the tracks that are on this particular collection. So what I did was I went over all of the CDs that I made at Warner Brothers or Elektra, which is all part of the Warner group over the last twenty years, from '75 until sometime in the mid-nineties. What I tried to do was make this a little bit different from some of the other collections that had been put out because I didn't really have much of a hand in putting together those collections. What I wanted to do on this particular one, when they came to me and asked if I would be interested in doing it, was to try to represent not only the chronology of the records and the music and the evolution from '75 on, but also to kind of give the listener a sense of what I consider to be representative ...
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Police Urge Residents to Sign-Up for Newport's Alert Systems
Newport Beach Patch - almost 5 years
Authorities in Newport Beach want residents to know there's no such thing as having too much time-sensitive community information. As a way to keep residents and those who work, shop and play in Newport Beach up to date on what's going on in the city, the Newport Beach Police Department is encouraging residents to take a few moments to sign-up for the Nixle and AlertOC mass notification systems. The information programs were each uniquely created to give residents and business owners information about the happenings in Newport Beach via pre-recorded telephone call, text, email and online notifications. Over the past several months, Nixle has sent out messages regarding information on missing persons, safety tips for holiday weekends, crime prevention tips and crime alerts. "Nixle was designed to keep the public informed about what is happening right now," Newport Beach Police Officer David Sanborn said. "It documents crime trends, supplies press releases and provides educati ...
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NJPAC Announces Schedule of Events
Belleville Patch - almost 5 years
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced its schedule for the 2012-13 season, which is filled with new festivals, curatorial and artistic collaborations, and community partnerships, programs and artist outreach that will take place within and beyond its stages. Throughout the season, NJPAC will continue to add performances. NJPAC is located at 1 Center St. "Our 2012-13 season will be filled with the sounds of surprise" said John Schreiber, NJPAC's president and CEO. "We've consciously scheduled more curtains and added significantly to the artistic mix. In addition to what audiences have come to love and expect from the Arts Center, we're introducing new programs that will be unique to the region. If you already love NJPAC, there's plenty on the roster for you. And if you haven't yet been to the theater or visited in a long time, we think our expanded schedule will offer something to engage everybody." Single tickets are now onsale and may be purchased by calling ...
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Bruce Springsteen Headlines Jazz Fest
Voice of America - almost 5 years
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are set to headline the New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival on April 29.  It’s been six years since Springsteen made his first appearance at Jazz Fest.  New Orleans was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina which had devastated much of the city eight months earlier.  His latest excursion marks the festival debut of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, who acknowledge New Orleans on the lead single from their new album, “Wrecking Ball.” Springsteen’s world tour features a five-piece horn section and saxophonist Jake Clemons, nephew of the late E Street Band member Clarence Clemons.  “We’re thrilled that Bruce Springsteen still has New Orleans in his heart and that he’s coming back to play Jazz Fest with the E Street Band,” said festival director Quint Davis. The top attractions on this year’s roster lean more toward classic rock, with appearances by Tom Petty &amp; The Heartbreakers, The Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, and ...
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Art & Creativity for Healing to Host the 2012 "Palette of Colors" in Dana Point
Laguna Niguel Patch - almost 5 years
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., April 24, 2012 – Art &amp; Creativity for Healing, Inc. today announced that it will host its annual “Palette of Colors” dinner and auction on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Stillwater at Renaissance located at 24701 Del Prado in Dana Point. Now under new ownership, Palette of Colors 2012 will be the first charity event to take place at the recently remodeled venue. “Palette of Colors” is Art &amp; Creativity for Healing’s signature event. Over the years, the event has drawn hundreds of friends of the organization from across the Southland in celebration of Art &amp; Creativity for Healing’s mission to support emotional healing through art and creative expression for those living with pain, grief, fear or stress. The theme of the 2012 “Palette of Colors” dinner and auction is “Art &amp; Jazz.” Art &amp; Creativity for Healing is expecting about 180 guests for “Palette of Colors: Art &amp; Jazz.” The event will include a gourmet dinner, live music and entertainme ...
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New York’s Premier Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Announces the 2012 Smooth Cruise Schedule
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
Smooth Jazz New York announces an all-star contemporary jazz line up for its 2012 Smooth Cruise series. The annual summer event features David Sanborn and Brian Culbertson, Najee, Rachelle Ferrell and other top acts aboard the Spirit of New York with two shows Wednesday eves at 6:30pm and 9:30pm, June 27 thru August 29. Tickets are on sale now. Details at: http://www.smoothjazznewyork.com. ...
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Top 3 Concerts: David Sanborn Trio
The Morning Call - Blogs - about 5 years
David Sanborn isn't your father's jazz musician.
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Marcus Miller, Theo Saunders - Santa Barbara Independent
Google News - over 5 years
This would be keyboardist George Duke, bass sensation Marcus Miller, and alto David Sanborn, none of them strangers to the business of mixing up groove and elements of jazz tradition—and, blessed be, without that nasty, slickster aftertaste of the
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Google News - over 5 years
The group consists of Miller and other jazz greats, George Duke and David Sanborn. &quot;Our goal is to go beyond borders, beyond generations,&quot; Atsuko Yashima tells The Japan Times. Yashima is a senior producer at NHK Enterprises and the brains behind the
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DMS teams Duke, Miller and Sanborn - SignOnSanDiego.com
Google News - over 5 years
Saxophonist David Sanborn has teamed up for a tour with George Duke and Marcus Miller that stops in San Diego Sunday. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini) MARTIAL TREZZINI DMS may be a brand-new band, but its three co-leaders boast nearly a century&#39;s
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Sanborn
  • 2011
    Age 65
    In 2011, Sanborn toured with keyboardist George Duke and bassist Marcus Miller as the group DMS.
    More Details Hide Details With The Rolling Stones With Loudon Wainwright III With Stevie Wonder With Mose Allison With George Benson With Bruce Springsteen With Tommy Bolin With Tim Berne With David Bowie With Gil Evans With Eagles With Bobby Hutcherson With Billy Joel With Hubert Laws With Todd Rundgren With Roger Waters With Elton John With Idris Muhammad With Jimmy Chamberlin and Frank Catalano Sanborn has owned two chihuahuas, Miles and Lucy. They reside in a brownstone on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.
  • 2010
    Age 64
    In 2010, Sanborn toured primarily with a trio featuring jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco and Steve Gadd where they played the combination of blues and jazz from his album Only Everything.
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  • 2007
    Age 61
    On April 8, 2007, Sanborn sat in with the Allman Brothers Band during their annual run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
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    He plays on the song "Your Party" on Ween's 2007 release La Cucaracha.
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  • 2006
    Age 60
    In 2006, he was featured in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band's album The Phat Pack on the track "Play That Funky Music", a remake of the Wild Cherry hit in a big band style.
    More Details Hide Details Sanborn often performs at Japan's Blue Note venues in Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo.
  • 2004
    Age 58
    In 2004, Sanborn was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
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  • 1995
    Age 49
    In 1995 he performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund.
    More Details Hide Details The performance was originally broadcast on Turner Network Television (TNT), and issued on CD and video in 1996. Sanborn has performed on both radio and television broadcasts; he has also acted as a host. Since the late 1980s he has been a regular guest member of Paul Shaffer's band on Late Night with David Letterman. He also appeared few times on the Late Show with David Letterman in the 90s. From 1988–89, he co-hosted Night Music, a late-night music show on NBC television with Jools Holland. Following producer Hal Willner's eclectic approach, the show positioned Sanborn with many famed musicians, such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Lou Reed, Jean-Luc Ponty, Santana, Todd Rundgren, Youssou N'dour, Pere Ubu, Loudon Wainwright III, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Leonard Cohen, Was, and Curtis Mayfield. During the 1980s and 1990s, Sanborn hosted a syndicated radio program, The Jazz Show with David Sanborn. Sanborn has recorded many shows' theme songs as well as several other songs for The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder.
  • 1994
    Age 48
    In 1994 Sanborn appeared in A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend.
    More Details Hide Details This was a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall produced by Roger Daltrey of English rock band The Who in celebration of his fiftieth birthday. In 1994 a CD and a VHS video were issued, and in 1998 a DVD was released.
  • 1991
    Age 45
    In 1991 Sanborn recorded Another Hand, which the All Music Guide to Jazz described as a "return by Sanborn to his real, true love: unadorned (or only partly adorned) jazz" that "balanced the scales" against his smooth jazz material.
    More Details Hide Details The album, produced by Hal Willner, featured musicians from outside the smooth jazz scene, such as Charlie Haden, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, and Marc Ribot. His more recent albums include Closer.
  • 1967
    Age 21
    Sanborn recorded on four Butterfield albums as a horn section member and soloist from 1967 to 1971.
    More Details Hide Details Although Sanborn is most associated with smooth jazz, he explored the edges of free jazz in his youth, studying with saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Julius Hemphill. In 1993, he revisited this genre when he appeared on Tim Berne's Diminutive Mysteries, dedicated to Hemphill. Sanborn's album Another Hand also featured leading avant garde musicians. He has been a highly regarded session player since the late 1960s, playing with an array of well-known artists, such as James Brown, Bryan Ferry, Michael Stanley, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, Michael Franks, Kenny Loggins, Casiopea, Players Association, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Pure Prairie League, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Kenny Garrett, Roger Waters, Steely Dan, Ween, the Eagles, The Grateful Dead, the German singer Nena, Japanese pop star Utada Hikaru, The Rolling Stones and Toto.
    He continued playing blues when he joined Paul Butterfield's band in 1967.
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  • 1945
    Born on July 30, 1945.
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