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The night begins on a note of quiet sophistication. Maybe something from Miles Davis or Stan Getz. After the guests are comfortable with my sound, I add some jazz standards by Billie Holiday or Ray Charles or Sinatra. My inspiration comes from the great jazz singers more than from other saxophonists.
More contemporary tunes follow by the likes of Norah Jones or Carole King or Billy Joel. I play the tunes that hold a special place in my life. These tend to resonate with the audience as well. Their requests help me to follow the mood. I can keep it mellow or throw out some swing dance tunes or blues or soul or Latin. I especially like to play rock classics in a jazzy style. Clapton or Hendrix or The Doors get a good response from most crowds.
Long ago I learned to play my instrument. During my daily practice session I work on playing music. At a performance my focus is on playing to the audience. I would love to entertain yours.