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Jimmy Merchant
Jimmy Merchant


Virtuoso Tenor Saxophone

Jimmy Merchant is a professional saxophonist who can perform soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Jimmy is a 2016 graduate of Rutgers University Mason Gross School of Arts & holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance. He studied alto saxophone under Mark Gross and jazz theory under Ralph Bowen. He also attended the prestigious pre-college program at Mannes College The New School for Music in Manhattan, where he majored in Music Theory & Saxophone Performance. Jimmy has also studied under Michael Ghegan, Bruce Williams, Ken Hitchcock, Joe Ravo, Ron Poorman, & Ed Zezinho, and has had the privilege of participating in Master Classes and Lessons with the late Billy Taylor, Eddie Palmieri, Jerry Bergonzi, Esperanza Spalding, Randy Brecker, Carl Allen, David Dempsey, Rich DeRosa, Wayne Escoffery, Johnny Rodgers, Danny Mallon, Randy Napoleon, Denis DiBlasio, Frank Lacy, Alex Foster, & Craig Handy. Jimmy is a full-time working musician and has had the opportunities to perform in various countries around the world, including India, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Mexico, & Aruba.

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