April
9th 2007
Show #7: Wayne Escoffery

Posted under Podcast & Saxophonists

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Jason Crane interviews saxophonist Wayne Escoffery about his life and his new album, Veneration (Savant, 2007). Escoffery was born in London and moved to New Haven, Connecticut as a child. He sang in a boys choir and then got introduced to the saxophone. Choosing the latter, Escoffery moved into the orbit of legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean, eventually attending McLean’s Artist Collective and his jazz program at the Hartt School of Music. In addition to his own band, Escoffery currently performs with the Mingus Big Band, Tom Harrell, Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet and in a band with his wife, singer Carolyn Leonhart. Find out more at EscofferyMusic.com.

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  1. The Jazz Session » Wayne Escoffery needs your help! on 15 Sep 2008 at 8:13 am #

    […] was in my inbox this morning from saxophonist Wayne Escoffery (who was a guest on The Jazz Session #7): My Saxophone is […]

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