Next Generation

Meet the future of the baritone saxophone! These young musicians are not just keeping the traditions alive, but expanding and enriching a long heritage of low noted musicality.

Adam Schroeder

Los Angeles based Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder is rapidly becoming a major force throughout the global jazz scene. Schroeder is known equally for his studious leadership as well as his musicality in Anthony Wilson’s Nonet (Los Angeles), Bennie Wallace’s Nonet (New York), the Clark Terry Big Band (New York), & the Adam Schroeder Quartet/Quintet. …

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Alex Harding

Bio From Alex’s website:

Alex Harding was born on April 5, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of six, Alex knew what he wanted to do in his lifetime: to be a musician. He started to pursue his dream. Alex started on the tenor sax as a child, but as time went by …

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Andrew Gutauskas

New York based baritone saxophonist, Andrew Gutauskas is emerging as one of the rising forces on the scene. Raised in a musically inclined family, Andrew received his Bachelor of Music from William Paterson University where he studied with Gary Smulyan and James Williams.  He then furthered his education by attending the Artist Diploma …

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Andrew Hadro

May 28th, 1985 –

Andrew Hadro was not born into an especially musically inclined family. Nor does he remember why or when he decided to pursue music. He has however, dedicated his life to music and spent thousands of hours honing his abilities, working to expand and push forward instrumental performance.

After being born in …

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B.J. Jansen

B.J. Jansen, born January 3rd 1981 in Cincinnati (now residing in New York City), has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.’s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry …

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Billy Carrión Jr

Yanagisawa saxophone artist Billy Carrión Jr. never attended a music prep course, music camps, or a major musical school; instead it was passion, and hard work that has driven Billy’s young 15 year career. Although baritone saxophone is his main voice, Billy can be seen performing on as many as 13 instruments, and even with …

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Brian Landrus

Brian Landrus is a low woodwind player and composer based in Brooklyn NY. He grew up in Reno NV and was born September 14th, 1978. He began playing saxophone at 12 and was performing professionally by 15. He has become one of the strongest original voices in the music world on baritone saxophone, bass …

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Carl Maraghi

Baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi moved to New York City from his native Montreal, Canada. He received his Artist Diploma from the prestigious Juilliard School where he studied and performed with many great jazz artists such as Joe Temperley, Victor Goines, Joe Lovano, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon and Wynton Marsalis. In New York City, he played …

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Charles Evans

Charles Evans is an American baritone saxophonist based in New York, who specializes in chromatic improvisation/composition and traditional jazz. Evans has been a member of the New York City creative music community since 2002, when he moved to the city after graduation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He then went on …

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Frank Basile

From Frank’s site:Frank Basile is quickly becoming one of New York’s busiest and most in-demand baritone saxophonists. Since moving to New York in 2001, Basile has been heard with The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band, The Dave Holland Big Band, The Joe Lovano Nonet, Michael Bublé, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore …

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Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall’s 2003 arrival in New York City signified the continuation of hard swinging, forward thinking baritone saxophone playing. With early encouragement to appreciate all types of music, Jason has developed a style that encompasses with whole of African-American music. A special interest is given to the amalgamation of soul, R and B, and …

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Jason Sharp

Bio from Jason’s Website:

Jason Sharp is a Montreal based baritone saxophonist / composer who’s sound is a combination of his interests in jazz, contemporary classical, electronic, rock, free form improvisation, and Arabic classical music. Threading these diverse influences together, Jason has developed a uniquely vibrant sound in the groups he contributes to.Leading the …

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Jeff Suzda

Originally from Chicago, Jeff Suzda worked as one of the most in-demand young baritone saxophonists on the Midwest jazz scene and is now having the same success after moving to Washington, DC. Jeff, who recently performed in the Kennedy Center with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, has just been selected as an Emerging-Artist-in-residence at …

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Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Born May 26, 1988

Jonah Parzen-Johnson is a baritone saxophonist living in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Jonah was surrounded and inspired by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and South Side Jazz community. He moved to New York in 2006. Jonah completed his Bachelor’s in music …

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Lauren Sevian

 

Grammy award winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian has been performing professionally since the age of 12, first on the piano, then on the saxophone. At the age of 16 she won the Count Basie Invitational soloing competition, which led to a feature performance with the Basie Band. By the age of 17 she had already …

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Lo “LUCY” Wood

Born and raised in Chicago, LUCY (born Lauren ‘Lo’ Wood) picked up the saxophone at the age of 13 and hasn’t put it down since. During her youth, she attended the prestigious Merit School of Music and was given the opportunity to perform at places such as Wayne and Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase, Hackney’s, Millenium …

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Paul Nedzela

Paul Nedzela has become one of the top baritone sax players around.  He has played with many renowned artists and ensembles, including (in alphabetical order) Wes Anderson, George Benson, The Birdland Big Band, Bill Charlap, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Roy Haynes, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, …

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Shirantha Beddage

Baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage (pronounced Shurr-ANN-tha BED-da-gay) is a nationally recognized performer, composer and educator. He has performed extensively across the United States and Canada with his quartet, and he currently performs and records with numerous Toronto musicians such as Nancy Walker, Alex Dean and Bruce Cassidy. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts …

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Tim Stocker

Since arriving in NYC in 2010, Australian native Tim Stocker has proven himself as a versatile and in demand Baritone Saxophonist. Throughout High School at The Scot’s School in Albury, NSW and University studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tim was equally employed on Tenor and Baritone Saxophones. It wasn’t until after completion of his degree …

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Tim Sullivan

Tim “Sully” Sullivan began his studies in music growing up on the upper west side of Wisconsin. At Eau Claire Memorial High School, he began gaining recognition for playing multiple woodwind instruments, including what has become his primary focus, the baritone saxophone. By his senior year, he had played in the Wisconsin All-State Honors …

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Tony Lustig

Tony Lustig is a dynamic saxophonist hailing from Detroit, Michigan – arguably the most soulful city in the world.  As a young child, Tony was introduced to the world of music through the violin.  Every week he would travel to his teacher’s home eager to learn; he was completely captivated by the sounds.  His teacher’s name was …

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