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David Sanborn

David Sanborn Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 42,236
Category Crossover Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jazz Fusion, Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Jazz-pop, Neo-bop, Smooth Soul, Contemporary Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Concerts
May
15
Birchmere
Alexandria
Tickets
May
16
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis
Tickets
May
18
BROTHERS
Norfolk
Tickets
May
18
BROTHERS
Norfolk
Tickets
May
20
The Tin Pan
Richmond
Tickets
May
24
Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Portsmouth
Tickets
May
25
Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
Portsmouth
Tickets
About David Sanborn
David Sanborn has released 25 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres that typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. Having contracted polio at the age of three, Dave was introduced to the saxophone as part of his treatment therapy. By the age of 14, he was able to play with legends such as Albert King and Little Milton. Dave went on to study music at Northwestern University before transferring to the University of Iowa where he played and studied with the great saxophonist JR Monterose. Later traveling to California on the advice of a friend, he joined the Butterfield Blues Band and played Woodstock with Paul Butterfield. Following that, Dave toured with Stevie Wonder and recorded for Wonder’s Talking Book album, played with The Rolling Stones, and toured with David Bowie with whom he recorded the famous solo heard on “Young Americans.” At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City and studying with George Coleman, Dave started his solo career where he later collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor. Dave’s solo release of Taking Off in 1975—still considered a classic—further solidified his career. His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Dave’s ascent with the single, “Seduction” being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. Veteran bassist and composer Marcus Miller joined Dave on the 1981 album, Voyeur. The single, “All I Need Is You” won Dave his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. In 1983, Dave released the hit album Backstreet that included Luther Vandross as a featured guest vocalist. Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. Moving onto television, Dave hosted the show, Night Music, from 1988 to 1990. Produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, the show featured films of jazz legends like Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck and Billie Holiday, as well as banter and memorable music jams by a remarkable list of musicians including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Sample, Pharoah Sanders, and many others. Additionally, Dave had regularly hosted the After New Year's Eve TV special on ABC. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dave hosted a syndicated radio program, The Jazz Show with David Sanborn. Dave has also recorded many shows' theme songs as well as several other songs for The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder. In 2017, Dave teamed up with his nephew and brother-in-law to create a new show called "Sanborn Sessions," available on Youtube. Currently, in collaboration with WBGO Studios, Dave is back hosting, this time his own podcast series, As We Speak, featuring guest musical luminaries such as Sonny Rollins, Cécile McLorin Salvant and more.  In his six decade (and counting) career, Dave continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre, performing over 100 shows per year. Considered as a whole, Dave is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.
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Genres
Crossover Jazz, Jazz Blues, Jazz Fusion, Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Jazz-pop, Neo-bop, Smooth Soul, Contemporary Jazz, Saxophone Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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What fans are saying
Lisa
5 / 5
Awesome concert!!! One of the best I have seen!
Fraze Pavilion Kettering, OH
Aug 22, 2019
Tom
5 / 5
Awesome! Mr. Sanborn was on top of his game.
Clyde Theatre Fort Wayne, IN
Nov 03, 2018
Teo
5 / 5
I loved it , everyone tore it up...
Harris Center Folsom, CA
Nov 02, 2022
Richard
5 / 5
Great musicians and fabulous venue!
SFJazz Center San Francisco, CA
Jan 17, 2022
Tralovejazz
4 / 5
Awesome music!
Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Feb 15, 2019
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David Sanborn Tour Cities
Norfolk, VA Portsmouth, NH Annapolis, MD Richmond, VA Alexandria, VA

Frequently Asked Questions About David Sanborn

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is David Sanborn on tour?

Yes, David Sanborn is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming David Sanborn concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The David Sanborn tour is scheduled for 7 dates across 5 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is David Sanborn scheduled to play?

David Sanborn is scheduled to play 7 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the David Sanborn tour start?

David Sanborn’s tour starts May 15, 2024 and ends on May 25, 2024. They will play 5 cities; their most recent concert was held in Alexandria at Birchmere and their next upcoming concert will be in Portsmouth at Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club.

What venues is David Sanborn performing at?

As part of the David Sanborn tour, David Sanborn is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 15 - Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
May 16 - Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
May 18 - Norfolk, VA @ BROTHERS
May 18 - Norfolk, VA @ BROTHERS
May 20 - Richmond, VA @ The Tin Pan
May 24 - Portsmouth, NH @ Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
May 25 - Portsmouth, NH @ Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club
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