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David Sanborn

A True Jazz Legend

6 Time Grammy Award Winner

8 Gold Albums, 1Platinum 

1945 - 2024


It is with sad and heavy hearts that we convey to you the loss of internationally renowned, 6 time Grammy Award-winning, saxophonist, David Sanborn.  Mr. Sanborn passed Sunday afternoon, May 12th, after an extended battle with prostate cancer with complications.

Mr. Sanborn had been dealing with prostate cancer since 2018, but had been able to maintain his normal schedule of concerts until just recently. Indeed he already had concerts scheduled into 2025.

David Sanborn was a seminal figure in contemporary pop and jazz music. It has been said that he "put the saxophone back into Rock ’n Roll.”

One of the most iconic saxophonists for six decades and counting, Sanborn is described by critic Scott Yannow as "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years." Although a jazz musician at heart, Sanborn has transcended genres and musical boundaries throughout his entire career. ​Dave has released 25 albums, won six Grammy Awards and has had eight gold albums and one platinum. He continues to be one of the most sought after musicians of his genre.​ You can learn more about Dave's illustrious career below. 


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Having released his first solo album in 1975 - Taking Off - Dave has rarely gone more than a few years between releases. In his six decade career, Dave has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. 

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