David Sanborn is featured performing at the 1992 Earth Voice concert in Japan.
David Sanborn, alto sax
Brian Culbertson, keyboard
David Sanborn suffered from polio as a child growing up in Kirkwood, Missouri and first took up saxophone at the advice of his doctor to help strengthen his breathing.
Influenced early on by saxophonist Hank Crawford, at age fourteen he gained invaluable experience performing with Albert King and Little Milton.
Continuing to play blues, after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1967 Sanborn joined the "Paul Butterfield Band."
In 1975 he released his debut album "Taking Off" and has done extensive work as a session musician becoming one of the most commercially successful alto saxophonists beginning in the 1980s.
Commonly associated with smooth jazz David Sanborn is considered to be among the most active artists of the genre having released Twenty-four albums (eight gold and one platinum) and has been the recipient of six Grammy awards.
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