Bill Saxton

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William Edward Saxton (born June 28, 1946 in New York City) is an American hard bop tenor saxophonist.

He studied clarinet, composition and arrangement at the New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating in 1973 and worked with Pharoah Sanders, Jackie McLean and Bennie Maupin. He began working with Dannie Richmond in 1979, and he later worked with Charlie Persip's big band and Errol Parker.[1] He has worked with Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Roy Ayers, Bobby Watson and Roy Haynes. He was a Friday-night regular at Nick's jazz pub in Harlem,[2] before he fulfilled a dream of his and opened "New York's only Jazz Speakeasy", "Bill's Place", on West 133rd Street in Harlem in 2006.[1]


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Dannie Richmond

With Ted Curson

With Big John Patton

With Jimmy Ponder


  1. ^ a b "Bill Saxton". AllMusic. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Silverman, Brian (September 4, 2007). Frommer's New York City 2008. John Wiley & Sons. p. 366. ISBN 978-0-470-14439-8.

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