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Aaron Lington Sextet Plays B-Side 45s

Aug 12, Saturday - 5pm
RBC Silicon Valley Stage

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Aaron Lington has been celebrated for his “finely honed melodic sensibility” by the San Jose Mercury News. For this special set, Lington and his sextet will re-imagine b-side tunes that became bigger hits than their A-side counterparts.

Lington has been recognized as one of jazz’s finest baritone saxophonists in both the DownBeat Reader’s and Critic’s Polls. His performing and compositional credits include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Maynard Ferguson, the BBC Radio Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Bo Diddley, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Jamie Davis, Tommy Igoe, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and many others. In addition, he has won awards for both his playing and writing from Downbeat Magazine, ASCAP, and was the 2003 recipient of the Sammy Nestico Award.

Lington received his BM in music education from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, and both his MM in jazz studies and DMA in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas. He was named the 2011 “Jazz Educator of the Year” by the California Music Educators Association. In 2015 he was named as a Silicon Valley Artist Laureate. In addition to his position as professor at San José State University where he serves as Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Dr. Lington is also the director of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars.

Lington has been recognized as one of jazz’s finest baritone saxophonists in both the DownBeat Reader’s and Critic’s Polls. His performing and compositional credits include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Maynard Ferguson, the BBC Radio Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Bo Diddley, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Jamie Davis, Tommy Igoe, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and many others. In addition, he has won awards for both his playing and writing from Downbeat Magazine, ASCAP, and was the 2003 recipient of the Sammy Nestico Award.

Lington received his BM in music education from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, and both his MM in jazz studies and DMA in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas. He was named the 2011 “Jazz Educator of the Year” by the California Music Educators Association. In 2015 he was named as a Silicon Valley Artist Laureate. In addition to his position as professor at San José State University where he serves as Coordinator of Jazz Studies, Dr. Lington is also the director of the San Jose Jazz High School All Stars.


Personnel

Aaron Lington, baritone saxophone
Paul Tynan, trumpet and flugelhorn
Drew Zingg,  guitar
Frank Martin, piano
Dewayne Pate, bass
Tommy Igoe, drums

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