Author Archive | Skip Spratt

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Gordon Goodwin

  Gordon, I know you are currently based in Los Angeles, however I’ve also read that you grew up in Kansas. Tell me about that.   I did spend the first two years of my life in Kansas but we moved out here to California when I was pretty young.   Is it true that […]

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Cigars, Martinis and Saxophones

There is a light rain as I sit under my front porch this evening. This is not an ordinary evening by far. It is a Saturday night and I am happily without a gig. My cigar and martini sit next to me offering companionship in the damp, crisp fall night air. Sounds like the beginning […]

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J.P. DeLaire - In my Life

J.P. DeLaire – In my Life

Funky and soulful R&B saxophonist J.P. DeLaire has recently released In My Life as well as his single The Game of Love on Tender Girl Music. J.P DeLaire may not yet be a household name however he has been keeping good company since attending Berklee College of Music.  J.P. (Jason Peterson) DeLaire is a member […]

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Todd Oxford - Tango Madness

Todd Oxford – Tango Magnetism

Recently I was made aware of an impressive recording by saxophonist Todd Oxford. Oxford is perhaps best known as the co-founder of the Elision Saxophone Quartet as well as a member of the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. His extensive recital and performance credits include tours throughout most of the United State and across the globe. […]

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A Conversation with Blue Lou Marini

Catch Blue Lou Marini if you can. This veteran of the New York saxophone scene has been consistently in demand for nearly 40 years with no signs of stopping in sight. Best-known as a member of The Blues Brothers, and original Saturday Night Live Band, multi-instrumentalist Marini has carved out a career for a who’s […]

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About the Author

Skip Spratt, originally from the Boston area, has been teaching and performing in New Jersey since 1985. After attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, he spent three years as a Saxophonist touring throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Since settling in New Jersey, Skip has performed with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny […]

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