|Genres:||Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||jazz blues vocal jazz soul jazz vocal male vocalists|
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19 October 1965, Hollywood, California, USA. Stigers originally started out playing in punk and blues bands in his local music community. However, his classical training was in clarinet, before he decided to switch to saxophone in high school. It was then he took the decision to move to New York in search of rock n roll. There, he moved back to familiar waters: When I got there I started out in the Blues scene. I wanted to play with other people and they had the best jams! Despite having worked hard to attract record company interest on the club circuit, it was in the unfamiliar world of jazz he would be discovered. He was playing saxophone and singing in a jazz-influenced trio with piano and bass, when spotted by the son of record company mogul Clive Davis (Arista Records head): I could have gone to other companies and had unfettered freedom. But I wanted the guidance. I had to learn to collaborate. Stigers quickly became...