David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won 6 Grammy Awards and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album in his career spanning three and a half decades. Dave has dabbled in different genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and more traditional jazz.
He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre, who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes straight to the heart.
He will be accompanied by Nicky Moroch on the guitars, Richard Patterson on bass, Andy Ezrin on the keyboards, Gene Lake on the drums and Ramon Yslas who is a percussionist.
Nicky Moroch is an accomplished first call session guitarist who will be playing alongside Sanborn during the festival. He has appeared in countless recordings, TV shows and soundtracks with artists ranging from David Bowie, Vanessa Williams, Madonna, Luther Vandross, and Jessica Simpson to David Sanborn.
Richard Patterson aka Boz Scaggs will accompany David as his bassist and musical director. He has played and toured the world with musical greats such as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole and David Sanborn to name a few.
Andy Ezrin is a multi-keyboardist who has performed extensively around the world, including recording and touring since 1989 with the Grammy award winning vocal jazz group, New Voices. He has 12 trio recordings under his own name, and recently performed with U2’s Bono and Edge, Sting, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Neyo, Miley Cyrus, Carly-Rae Jepsen, Chaka Khan, Michael Bublé, Cyndi Lauper, just to mention a few.
Ramon Yslas, one of modern music’s most accomplished percussionists will also be performing with Sanborn. He has toured the world with platinum artists including David Sanborn, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Colbie Caillat and Pattie Labelle. He has also performed on all major award shows such as The Voice, Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Oprah, Saturday Night Live, just to name a few.
Gene Lake will be complimenting David on the drums. He has worked with a stunningly diverse range of artists from R&B acts such as Maxwell and D’Angelo in the 1990s, from jazz innovators Steve Coleman and Henry Threadgill to fusion legends Joe Zawinul and Marcus Miller, and the Screaming Headless Torsos.