JEFF DARROHN

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Jeff leads his group SAXON comprised of six saxophones[ 2 altos w/soprano, 2 tenors, 2 baritones doubling on 5 flutes and bass clarinet with piano, bass and drums. They feature tight ensemble playing and articulate inprovised solos. The music performed is Jeff's originals, superb jazz standards and beautiful vocals by JOAN VISKANT presented in a modern WEST COAST sound mixed with EAST COAST and ENGLAND JAZZ sounds. SAXON!-UK members include Matt Hope, Michael Coates, Adam Bishop, Mick Foster, Nick Charles, Rob Barron, Dave Jones and Pete Cater. Meridith White, Frank Griffith, Bob McKay, Arron Liddard, Ken Butcher, Dave Schooling, Daisy Coole, Paul Morgan, Frazer Snell, Paul Carmichael, Alex Staford, Colin Skinner, Sue Greenway, Jay Craig, Mike Rubie, Greg Heath, Josephine Davies and Gemma Moore have apeared with the band.
SAXON!-USA members include Rob Haffley, Larry McKenna, Andrew Neu, John Bachalis, Bob Apgar, Ed Hagopian, Craig Thomas and Tom Palmer.
In Philadelphia, Jeff performed as a featured artist with the Al Raymond Big Band, Walter Jay WPEN Big Band and Triple Threat Quartet. He perfromed in theatres, supper clubs, cabarets, jazz clubs such has wiht the Valley Forge Music Fair Orchestra and Mickey Rooney's Downingtown Inn Orchestra. As a freelance musician some of the jazz artists Jeff performed with include Lou Rawls, Mel Lewis, Dave Liebman, Urbie Green, Brian Pastor Big Band, Ray Anthony Orchestra and Buddy De Franco.

In London Jeff has performed with the BBC Radio Big Band, Pete Cater Big Band, Jay Craig Big Band, Hot Orange Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Jimmy Cannon Big Band, the Wright Stuff, the Soho Jazz Orchestra and the London Jazz Collective

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