Byron Colborn (b. 5/27/1981, Santa Rosa, CA) is a baritone saxophonist. Byron is rooted in the jazz tradition. His playing is defined by a bright sound and creativity.
Byron is a former student of bay area legend, saxophonist Mel Martin. He was involved in many music programs in the northern California area including, Sacramento State University, UC Davis, American River College, and the Jazzschool (Berkeley) before transferring to Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), where he graduated in Music Performance. While at Berklee, Byron studied with many teachers including George Garzone, Ralph Peterson, Herb Pomeroy and Frank Tiberi. Byron has since returned west and currently resides in Sacramento, CA, where he is active as a performer and teacher.
Byron performs live regularly with the following groups, as well as many others:
Home Grown Organic
Simplistic Big Band
Anthony Coleman Quartet/Quintet
Harley White Jr. Orchestra
Element Brass Band
Byron can be heard on the following recordings (Available on itunes):
Art Felluca - Inward (2011)
Georgi Sareski - Elflandia (2005)