George Garzone

Genres: Jazz
Descriptive "tags": jazz saxophone post-bop contemporary jazz tenor sax Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

23 September 1950, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A popular and highly respected tenor saxophonist, Garzone has spent a large part of his working life as a jazz educator in the Boston area. After attending music college in Boston, Garzone formed a long running trio, the Fringe, in 1972. Highlighting Garzone’s adventurous tenor, the Fringe developed into one of Boston’s most respected and adored groups. Away from the spotlight, Garzone built a career mentoring future jazz prodigies, including Billy Hart, Eddie Henderson and Dave Liebman, at the Berklee College Of Music and New England Conservatory. He has also recorded and toured with a diverse range of artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci and Danilo Pérez. Garzone was signed to NYC Records in 1995, debuting with Alone, a smooth Stan Getz homage. The follow-up, Four’s And Two’s, was a more characteristically edgy set that successfully paired Garzone with fellow tenor...

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