Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph III (June 3, 1927 – July 3, 2007) was an American musician best known for his 1963 saxophone hit "Yakety Sax" (which became Benny Hill's signature tune). Randolph was a major part of the "Nashville sound" for most of his professional career.
...Marian Petrescu was born in Bucharest in 1970, and comes from a large family of musicians. He began to play the piano at the age of four, and studied in the classical and jazz conservatory in Sweden, followed by the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki. With his background of solid classical training, dazzling technique and dynamic interpretation, Marian Petrescu then got passionately interested in jazz, and the adventurous world of improvisation.
HOD O'BRIEN There are jazz legends and then there are the “underground of the jazz renowned” – those who, although not as well known to the general public, are hailed by critics, revered by their legendary peers, influential upon younger players and sought after by collectors and cognoscenti.
Kenny started violin lessons when he entered the first grade at age 6 in Madera, Ca. Although Kenny wanted to play the shiny trumpet, he was quickly informed that is mohter had alreqady called the school and chosen the violin for him.
Even though the violin wasn't his first choice, by the sixth grade he was inthe Fresno Kiwanis Youth Sympohony for two years, and by seventh grade he added the Fresno Philharmonic which he continued to be a member throught his senior year in high school.
Valerie Gillespie was born in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, where at the ripe old age of eight she picked up a saxophone for the first time. She was paid for her first professional gig at the age of fourteenand has been playing ever since, though not strictly on stage.