(Phil Sims, trombonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger appears as a guest author on JazzBuffalo’s Jazz In Town. In this exclusive article written for JazzBuffalo, Phil introduces us to the next featured saxophonist for the Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series, Sal Andolina. The next Artisan Jazz First Sunday Series will be held at the Roycroft Inn in East Aurora, NY. on Sunday, June 2nd.)
In our third installment of Artisan Jazz First Sundays at The Historic Roycroft Inn (World-renowned Saxophonists off Western New York), we feature saxophonist/clarinetist, Salvatore Andolina.
In the greater world of music, crossover artists will always be a rare item. But the challenge to swing freely between classical repertoire and the realm of jazz has been met straight away by the saxophone and clarinet virtuosity of Sal Andolina.
As a touring artist, Sal has appeared at major venues across the United States, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and in Los Angeles on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. His international performances include a recent recital tour of Japan.
Since 1994, Sal has held the position of clarinetist, bass clarinetist, and saxophonist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has been featured as a supporting soloist with Marvin Hamlisch and Doc Severinson, and a continuing variety of distinguished artists including Diana Reeves, Anne Hampton Calloway, Natalie Cole, Megan Hilty, Melinda Doolittle, and John Pizzarelli. Sal’s flexibility as an artist allows him to be spotlighted as a saxophonist on the BPO’s Rock and Pop series, as well, soloing with various tribute bands and stars from America’s Got Talent.
In addition to appearing as a soloist with Joann Falletta and the BPO, Sal has appeared with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall with Marvin Hamlisch, performed the Artie Shaw Concerto with Peter Nero of the Philadelphia Pops, and has been a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic, the Grand Rapids Symphony, Niagara Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Sal is also a regular member of the Musicians Of Buffalo Big Band, which features many of the greatest jazz and big band stars in Western New York.
The concert takes place on Sunday, June 2nd beginning at 6 pm to 8:30 pm.
(Photo Credit: Jack Zuff)