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Stan Sulzmann (tenor & soprano sax) PDF Print
Born in London, England in 1948, Stan's first extensive contact with music was as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Britain at the age of 16. Later on he studied the flute and the saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. He was member of the John Dankworth Big Band, Mike Gibbs Orchestra and performed regularly at the Ronnie Scott Club in London. He has toured with the Kenny Clarke / Francy Boland Big Band, with Stan Getz, Johnny Griffin and many others. The first quartet of his own he formed with John Taylor on piano, Ron Mathweson on bass, and Tony Levin on drums. For many years he was a member of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band and Sextet. His quartet has made recordings with the BBC and taken part in the London, Molde (Norway), and Zurich Festivals. He played at the Hamburg Jazz Festival in Germany with Gordon Beck and Tony Oxley in 1982. Besides making the recording "Seven Steps to Evans" for MPS Records, he has recorded with Clark Terry, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber and toured with Phil Woods and the Gil Evans Band. In 1987 he recorded a duet entitled "Everybody's Song but my own?" with the pianist John Taylor. In the same year he went on a European tour with Dave Holland and Kenny Wheeler. Stan joined the EUROPEAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE in 1992.