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Saxophone Sectional with Sherman Irby
Join Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra lead alto player, Sherman Irby, for an interactive masterclass on saxophone section playing and specifics on playing the literature of the great Duke Ellington. Space is limited so sign up for your spot today!

Feb 17, 2021 05:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Sherman Irby
Sherman was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In high school, he played and recorded with gospel immortal James Cleveland. He graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Music Education. In 1991 he joined Johnny O’Neal’s Atlanta based quintet. In 1994 he moved to New York City then recorded his first two albums on Blue Note. Irby toured the U.S. and the Caribbean with the Boys Choir of Harlem in 1995 and was a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from 1995 to 1997. He also recorded and toured with Marcus Roberts and Roy Hargrove and was part of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Program. After a four-year stint with Roy Hargrove, Irby focused on his own group in addition to being a member of Elvin Jones’ ensemble and Papo Vazquez’s Pirates Troubadours. Since 2003 Irby has been the regional director for JazzMasters Workshop, mentoring young children, and a board member for the CubaNOLA Collective. He formed Black Warrior Records and released three new albums.