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Khari Allen Lee has arisen as one of the most in-demand saxophonists, educators, composers, and multi-instrumentalists of his generation.

He has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Ellis Marsalis, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, DeeDee Bridgewater, Stevie Wonder, Raphael Saadiq, and more.

In 2017, he won a Grammy for his work with octogenarian blues man, Bobby Rush, and appeared in Green Book, winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture.

In addition to his group, the New Creative Collective, he is a lead saxophonist and touring member of Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra, Sextets and Quintets, and former lead saxophonist of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra directed by Adonis Rose.

As an educator, he serves as the Auburn University Walt & Ginger Endowed Professor of Practice and Director of Commercial Music Studies.

He is an artist endorser for Jody Jazz Mouthpieces, Rovner Ligatures, P. Mauriat Saxophones, and Légère Reeds.

We talked about:

🎷 Discussion on Music and Instruments
🎷 Importance of Music Education and Creativity
🎷 Community and Music Scene in Auburn
🎷 Evolution of Record Labels and Music Industry
🎷 Global and Local Communities
🎷 and much more!

Here’s the Video:

 

Links and Resources:

1. Khari Allen Lee’s website: http://www.khariallenlee.com
2. Khari’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/khariallenlee/
3. Khari’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khariallenlee/?hl=en
4. Khari Allen Lee’s performance at the NAMM Show 2024 (40:00): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIlG63x-7oA&list=UUI57IrFGTWI_u4Ka0kiX-ug

 

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