A native of Conyers, Georgia, Sam Skelton has been active on the Atlanta music scene for well over two decades. Mr. Skelton graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University and the private studio of Tony Carere with a degree in Jazz Studies. During his course of study at GSU, Sam was a Montgomery Music Scholar and a two-time fellowship recipient to the Aspen Music Festival. He continued his saxophone studies with Kenneth Radnofsky at Boston University in 1991. Sam is currently Director of Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Saxophone at Kennesaw State University. Sam remains very active in the studio and can be heard on recordings by such artists as: Elton John, Decemberadio, Babbie Mason, Howard Tate, Matchbox 20, Train, Edwin McCain, The Gap Band and The Ohio Players.
Skelton has performed and/or soloed with The London Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The Atlanta Pops, The Peachtree Pops, The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and The Cobb Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous local high school and civic ensembles. World Premiers include James Oliverio’s Children of A Common Mother, Lee Johnson’s Ora Pro Mi: Concerto for Winds Soloist (clarinet, flute and soprano saxophone) and Seaside Symphony (clarinet and soprano saxophone soloist). Skelton also played the premier recording of Ora Pro Mi and Seaside Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra.
When: Friday, July 27, 2012 – 7:30pm & 9:30pm shows.
Where: The Velvet Note – 4075 Old Milton Parkway – Alpharetta, GA
For more information, visit http://thevelvetnote.com/ or http://www.kennesaw.edu/music/faculty_bios/s_skelton.shtml
What jazz saxophonist had a hit song entitled “Favorite Things”?
Deadline: Friday, July 27, 2012