After 24 albums, 6 Grammy® Awards, 8 gold albums, and 1 platinum album, sax star David Sanborn is best known for a signature blend of jazz, instrumental pop, and R&B. Having inspired countless other musicians, Sanborn has worked in many genres, and recently assembled a stunning program of straight-ahead jazz tunes for his new quintet. Looking to share his approach and interpretation on his 2018 album, Sanborn is excited to collaborate and feature a band including saxophone, trombone, keys, bass, and drums.
From the moment he stepped up to the mic as a backing vocalist for Steely Dan, Michael McDonald commanded listeners’ attention — and he’s continued to earn it, first as a member of the Doobie Brothers and then as a solo artist. He served as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” Throughout the ’80s and ’90s McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” and “On My Own.” (with Patti LaBelle) His new album Wide Open is Mc- Donald’s first album of original material in 17 years.