The recorded career of John Coltrane as a leader, breaks essentially, into three distinct phases. The surprising commercial appeal of the saxophone-driven title track of the album “My Favorite Things”, led to Trane’s third – Impulse Records. It was artistically successful, albeit commercially mixed.
Success does not happen overnight, rather it is a process over a lifetime, says saxophonist Steve Wilson. His long list of accomplishments include over 150 recordings, tours all over the U.S and Europe, a teaching position at Juilliard, and his most recent album release. He says he continues to captivate audiences because he continues to learn and grow.
Ben Tozier moved to Charlotte as a sophomore in high school, and has been a Youth Ensemble student ever since.
Janelle has performed around the world playing clarinet and saxophone with likes of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.