James Sandon Soloist Performer Perth Saxophone

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James Sandon born in Perth, Western Australia, started playing the alto saxophone at the age of six, switched to the tenor saxophone at thirteen, and since then has been playing professionally in a variety of genres, that include cabaret, rock, pop, blues, soul, R&B, latin, and jazz.
James attended the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, at Edith Cowan University, and received an Associate Diploma of Performing Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music (1995), and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (1998).
While attending the academy, James was a member of the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) from 1992 – 1998, and in 1995, received the WAYJO scholarship which took him to the USA to attend and participate in the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. James received the Bob Wylie Jazz scholarship for Graduating students in 1995.
Recording three live to air broadcasts for the ABC with the Graeme Lyall Quintet, the “Three Tenors”- James Sandon, Jamie Oehlers, and Carl Mackey, in 1997, and in 1999 performing original music in the James Sandon Quartet.
In 2000 James went to New York to experience the music scene, giving him the opportunity to play and record with some of the world’s finest musicians.
Appeared on a number of CDs that include
Forgotten Melody - Wayne Jones 2006 Melbourne
Crazy Way of Lovin' - Nina Ferro 2004 Melbourne
Soul Call - Nnenna Freelon, 2000 New York (album was nominated for a Grammy)
Bluezone - Fred Grigson 1997 Perth,
Played with international and national artists, Chris Potter, Ernie Watts, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Sam Yahel, Gil Askey, James Morrison, Barney Mcall, Graeme Lyall, Dr. Tony Gould, Diesel, Renee Geyer, Ross Wilson, and Christine Anu. Also making several television appearances on Good Morning Australia.
Has performed in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Hawaii, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, New Zealand, and all major capital cities of Australia.
Now based in Melbourne, James is a sought after session musician and performs regularly as a saxophonist and percussionist in a variety of bands locally and nationally.
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Song List


Jazz Standards
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Autumn Leaves
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Day By Day
Days of Wine and Roses
Exactly Like You
Fly Me to the Moon
Gone With the Wind
Have You Heard Miss Jones
How High the Moon
In a Mellow Tone
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
I Love You
I Thought About You
It’s Only a Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Just Friends
Like Someone in Love
Mack the Knife
My Foolish Heart
My One and Only Love
My Romance
Night and Day
On Green Dolphin Street
On the Sunny Side of the Street
September in the Rain
Stella By Starlight
Take the ‘A’ Train
Taking a Chance On Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Without a Song
You’re My Everything
Turn your lights down low

Latin Standards

Girl from Ipanema
Manha de Carnival
The Shadow of Your Smile
St. Thomas
Stars Eyes
Little Suede Shoes





“Easy Listening” Pop Tunes

And I Love Her
Heard It Through the Grapevine
My Cherie Amour
I’ll Get By With a Little Help
Let It Be
Tears in Heaven
Cold Duck Time
Walking On The Moon
You’ve Got a Friend
Redemption Song
No Woman No Cry
Is This Love
Wide World
Moon dance
Tuesday heartbreak
Rocket love
Walking on the moon
Yester-you yester-me yester-day Summertime
Ordinary pain
Seven years
Cold heart
There Is No Greater Love
Don’t know why
How come you don’t call me
No women no cry
Is this love



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