Looking for saxophone lessons in Sarasota, FL? David Turner, saxophonist, and founder of David Turner Music, is available to provide sax lessons for students of all ages. With an emphasis in fundamental technique, sound production, and creative improvisation for styles like jazz and popular music, any student of the instrument will be able to benefit from his expertise.
David Turner graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he studied with renowned jazz educator Ramon Ricker. He performed as a member of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble in New York City’s Town Hall, and the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, Florida. Other performances include the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, and the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. He has shared the stage with such artists as Eddie Daniels, Marvin Stamm, Bob Brookmeyer, Peter Erskine, Benny Carter, Eliane Elias, Tom Scott, and Dave Holland.
In 2002, he opened for music legend Dr. John at the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as part of the Perna, Schmidt, Sakash, and Turner Jazz Quartet. More recent performances have taken him across the US and the globe, including shows in Honduras, Mexico, Hawaii, California, and Grand Cayman.
While playing in some of Florida’s best corporate and special events bands over the last 15 years, David has performed hundreds of shows at famous Florida destinations that include the Breakers West Palm Beach, the Boca Raton Club, the Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, The Diplomat Hotel and Golf Resort Hallandale, Disney World Orlando, The Flagler Museum in West Palm Beach, and Ritz-Carltons in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota and more.
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