Tony Dagradi

Tony Dagradi

Born: September 22, 1952

Saxophonist, Tony Dagradi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator.

For over three decades he has made his home in New Orleans, performing on tenor and soprano sax with many of the Crescent City's most celebrated artists, including Ellis Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, James Booker, The Meters, Dr. John, James Black, Johnny Adams and Gatemouth Brown. An accomplished classical performer as well, he's often called upon to augment the woodwind section of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. His performing past also includes five years as a member of the internationally acclaimed Carla Bley band and appearances with Bobby McFerrin, Mose Allison and Nat Adderly.

Dagradi is most well known for his work with Astral Project, an adventurous quintet made up of top New Orleans players dedicated to playing cutting-edge improvisational music. Over the years the band has performed throughout the world, garnering universal praise as one of the most innovative, compelling jazz bands anywhere.

Since 1990 Dagradi has been a Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Loyola University in New Orleans where he maintains a large saxophone studio, teaches classes in improvisation, and directs various ensembles.

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Essential Scale Studies For Improvisation (Digital Download Only)

Essential Scale Studies For Improvisation (Digital Download Only)

$18.00

Product #: 20655 Credits: Dagradi Series: Jazz Improvisation Method Description: Written by award-winning jazz artist and teacher Tony Dagradi for all instruments, this book develops s…

 

 

  

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