Masato Honda

Biography: Japanese Translation Because of parents of music teachers, I am interested in music from childhood and start saxophone at small 3. I belonged to a jazz orchestra in the National College of Music. Won first prize at the Yamano Bic band Jazz Contest and won the Best Soloist Award. And since I’m in college … More Masato Honda

Kenny Garrett

Biography: Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & … More Kenny Garrett

Grover Washington Jr.

Biography: Robert Palmer of Rolling Stone called Grover Washington, Jr., “the most popular saxophonist working in a jazz-fusion idiom.” And because of Washington’s great success some critics have downgraded his music, calling it bland, too commercial, and not real jazz. However, Washington is an obviously talented musician who always surrounds himself with other top-notch musicians … More Grover Washington Jr.

Braxton Cook

Biography: When I was 5, my Mom rented a saxophone for my Dad’s birthday. I remember sitting down and listening to him play Somewhere Over The Rainbow. The rest of my brothers had left the room, but I stayed, transfixed by the sound. Eventually he came over and asked if I wanted to try it … More Braxton Cook