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Los Angeles born tenor saxophonist, Mando Dorame, is best known as the co-founder of Royal Crown Revue.

His big tenor sound evokes early Americana, with his roots in Rhythm & Blues and Jazz.

Some of Mando’s biggest influences are from the tenor titans of the 20th century including Sam Butera, Illinois Jacquet, Big Jay McNeely, Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon.

Mando has also studied with Capitol recording legend Plas Johnson of “Pink Panther” fame.

Mando Dorame has had an illustrious career in the past 20 years as the premiere roots tenor saxophonist and co-founder of the famed Royal Crown Revue and creator of the Vegas headlining band, The Jennifer Keith Quintet.

He has also collaborated and toured with the great Bette Midler, Jon Batiste, recorded with Mike Ness and was featured on Gene Simmons TV show.

His music has been featured in many films and TV shows including:

  • The Mask (with Jim Carrey)
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Gene Simmons Family Jewels
  • Swingers
  • Something’s Gotta Give (with Jack Nicholson)
  • Charmed

Aside from his own writing and arranging, Mando plays regularly with The Jennifer Keith Quintet and Royal Crown Revue.  Always in high demand, he has lately been featured in many great roots bands such as JD McPherson, Robert Gordon, Nick Waterhouse, Reverend Horton Heat, Si Cranstoun, and Grammy nominated The Blasters!


Here’s the Video:






Royal Crown Revue –

Hey Pachuco, from The Mask:


This episode was proudly sponsored by Legere Reeds,


After the show, Mando shared some Blues advice for our Patreon supporters.

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