Happy Birthday David Sanborn
- Happy Birthday David Sanborn
Birthday wishes to saxophonist David Sanborn who is celebrating today (July 30). David was born in Tampa, Florida and grew up in Kirkwood, Missouri. He suffered from polio as a young child and took up the saxophone on the advice of his doctor to strengthen his lungs. Sanborn credits Hank Crawford, who was a member of Ray Charles' band, as a major influence on his music. When he was only 14, he got his start playing with blues musicians Albert King and Little Milton. David has released 25 albums and won six Grammy Awards and his work as a sideman include stints with David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Kenny G, Al Jarreau and George Benson, among many others. David reunited with keyboardist Bob James last December to record a new album entitled Quartette Humaine. It is the first project the two have done together since their Grammy Award winning album Double Vision (1986). Their single "Deep In The Weeds" is currently at no. 7 on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 chart. Sanborn and James will perform together on August 23, 2013 in Newport Beach, CA.
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