Jim Odgren - alto saxophonist
Jim has recording and performance experience in a variety of music styles and genres, from Afro/Cuban Jazz to Soul to Mainstream and Contemporary Jazz. He has performed live in concert and recorded with Gary Burton, Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, Kimo Williams, Victor Mendoza, Horacio Herndandez and many others. Jim played on pianist Hiromi Uehara's debut cd, "Another Mind", on the Telarc record label. Jim is a featured saxophone soloist on a motion picture soundtrack for Paramount Pictures. Jim has composed and arranged for Rijnmond Saxophone Quartet for European tours, sharing the program with Jean Marie Londeix and Claude Delangle. Jim performed his arrangements and compositions for the Rijnmond Saxophone Quartet at the l0th World Saxophone Congress in Pesaro, Italy, in August, 1992. Jim has published some of these arrangements with Advance Music. Jim has a saxophone instruction dvd "Accelerate Your Saxophone playing", published by Rittor and Hal Leonard. Jim's has 2 cd's as a leader. His 1st is titled "Her Eyes", with Jim Kelly on guitar, Fernando Huergo on bass and Yoron Israel on drums. His 2nd cd is titled "Day Dreaming", with the band called "East West Standard Time", with Dave Santoro on bass, Hamir Atwal on drums and Takeshi Ohbayashi on piano.