Farrell Vernon
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ABOUT

Played in: every musical genre that uses a saxophone.
Steely Dan Tribute, Pink Floyd Tribute, Latin Music: Tejano Music, Brazilian music, Salsa Bands, Jazz Big Bands, Jazz combos, Jazz Fusion, Dixieland Bands, Classical Chamber Music, Symphony Orchestras, Pit Musician, Studio Musician, Country & Western, Motown, R & B, Top 40/Pop, Celtic Music.

Instruments:
–Play sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, flute, a little piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon.
–Played keyboards for a Motown Recording Artists "The Voyage Band." and toured the Mid-west for 3 years.

Additional Experience:
–Can play chords, melody lines, etc on keyboards, but am not good at hand independence.
–Sung background vocals in many groups, tenor voice with a high falsetto.
–Musicals were my major jobs for the last 20 years working for professional and civic theaters.
–Read music well, but can also play by ear and fit into a Top 40 or Pop group.

Other services I can offer:
–Transcribe horn parts from the original recording
–Write and arrange for a horn section
–Compose and arrange horn parts for studio recordings
–Compose classical music
–Compose Jazz Combo music

Screen name:
Farrell Vernon
Member since:
Feb 20 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

MANY!!
Saxophone players: David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Jr., Bob Mintzer, Bob Berg, Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson, Joel Frahm, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Pepper Adams, Sidney Bechet, Jr. Walker, King Curtis, Lenny Pickett, Jay Beckenstein, Stan Getz, Branford Marsalis, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Hodges, James Carter, Tom Kubis, John Klemmer, Pete Christlieb, Ernie Watts, Boots Randolph, Ace Cannon, Blue Louis Marini, etc...

Groups other than Jazz:
Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Sting, James Taylor, Ray Charles, Linda Ronstadt, CCR, Little River Band, EWF, James Brown, Temptations, Four Tops, John Mayer, Roy Roberts, B.B. King, Professor Longhair, Marcia Ball, Dr. John, Neville Bros., T. Graham Brown, Vince Gill, Blue Highway, Buddy Guy, the Dillards, the Eagles, Chicago, Santana, Los Lobos, Beatles, Dire Straits, Ricky Scaggs, Toby Keith, B.J. Thomas, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Louis Prima, The Meters, Journey, Styx, SuperTramp, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Queen, Foreigner, ZZ Top, REO SpeedWagon, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats, Huey Lewis & the News, Aretha Franklin, Carol King, Neal Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Foo Fighters, Cars, R.E.M., Guns-n-Roses, John Cougar Mellencamp, Aerosmith, Blackeyed Peas, U2, Hootie and the Blowfish, Dave Matthews, and more.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Clarinet:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Flute:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

P. Mauriat 50sx A'louette sopranino sax (2)
P. Mauriat 2400 curved soprano sax
P. Mauriat 76 2nd edition straight soprano sax
P, Mauriat 86 silver plated alto
P. Mauriat 67R gold plated alto
P. Mauriat 300 SLG gold plated tenor
Yamaha 475B open-hole flute
Armstrong silver piccolo
Buffet R13 Bb clarinet
KORG M1 - 61 key
KORG KROME 88
Kurzweil 2500RM
Yamaha 43

MUSIC