David Sanborn, a renowned saxophone player, is an artist, whose music has been an inspiration for countless musicians across several genres, including jazz, R&B and pop. Sanborn helped define the saxophone's modern sound while influencing a generation.
In 1975, Sanborn released his first solo album, Taking Off, eventually scoring massive popular hits with 1980's Hideaway and 1981's Grammy winning Voyeur. David won his second Grammy in 1986 for the album Double Vision, and in the late 1980s, he hosted one of the most remarkable musical television programs of all time, Night Music.
Sanborn is both a musician and artist. He is as eager today as he was in his youth to continue pushing boundaries and to continue making music that challenges the mind while rewarding the heart and soul.
At the present moment, jazz-organ master Joey DeFranesco is on tour with his trio which includes Byron Landham on drums, and Paul Bollenback on guitar, but he's also touring with David Sanborn. After several releases as a leader, he's very excited about his next release which features the music of Michael Jackson, entitled "Never Can Say Goodbye". Joey also is involved, along with Elvio Previati, in the development of a marvelous new organ (KeyB organ) which replicates the sound of a classic Tonewheel organ perfectly. The company is an Italian company call DLQ. Joey also loves teaching and sharing his knowledge about music and the organ.
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