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Jim Clark Teaches "Saxology"

Norwalk saxophonist Jim Clark thinks his instrument has a voice unlike any other and people should hear how some of the greats made it sing. With "Saxology," his concerts on Feb. 25 and 26 at Norwalk's Crystal Theatre, Jim meticulously recreates, note-for-note, solos of jazz legends Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Don Byas, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Paul Desmond, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Rollins. Second only to hearing them in person, Jim's concerts will be a launch pad to the best sax playing ever. “I know of no one who has attempted a tribute like this, combining faithful recreations of so many legendary artists’ solos along with improvised material," he says. Yes, jazz purists, on-the-spot improvisation is also guaranteed during the evening. Jim's band members, Chris Coogan on piano, John Mobilio on bass, Scott Latzky on drums, and Rex Denton on trumpet, will see to it. In addition, "Saxology" is backed by a visual show which flashes evocative images of great sax players.

Besides performing, Jim runs his company Media Music, where he composes, produces and performs original soundtracks for radio, television, video/film, multimedia and internet projects. As a performer, he has also appeared with Lou Christie, Mickey Dolenz, Dizzy Gillespie, Jennifer Holiday, Bobby Rydell and Billy Taylor. Hear him and his fine band bring back the big solos of saxophone greats and put their own stamp on some great jazz in "Saxology." Tickets are available at the event's website or at the door. For directions, visit the Theatre's website .

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