Atlanta saxophone player, Randy Hunter, has over thirty years of experience as a full-time private instructor and performing musician. In addition to his private studio, Randy is also the Jazz Saxophone Instructor at Emory University in Atlanta.
Randy offers lessons in the Northern suburbs of Atlanta including Woodstock, Alpharetta, Decatur, and Marietta. He is also available online for Skype lessons. Hunter works with students of various skill levels from beginning through advanced, and specializes in jazz instruction.
Randy has also developed an extensive series of beginning saxophone and jazz improvisation video lessons. Visit beginningsax.com to learn more about these lessons.
Randy providing a demonstration for a group of students at Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County, Georgia, where he served as "Musician-in-Residence" .
Randy is available to serve as a jazz clinician at your school or workshop. As author of "Set the Stage: Jazz Combo/Small Group Arrangements and Instruction", he has the perfect method for teaching multiple aspects of playing jazz, including style and improvisation. His method and experience enable him to provide clinics for groups having a wide range of experience.
"Randy Hunter performed in concert with my jazz ensemble at Georgia Perimeter College last week. He also did a master class on jazz styles, harmony, improvisation and performance. Both events were an outstanding success. Randy was able to pinpoint and speak to specific needs of my ensemble giving them individual solutions and attention as well as helping them with ensemble performance concepts. We used Randy's publications for performance and source materials. They were so good we will be using his compositions and practice materials in our spring concert. I would highly recommend Mr. Hunter for a master class with your ensemble."
Jazz Combo Instructor
Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus
Click the more info link for information on his "Set the Stage" method. You may also wish to view his U-Tube video, which features a tune from this method entitled, "Danger Zone" (Randy is featured on a bari sax solo).
As a professional saxophonist, Randy provides freelance services to a number of different bands. Credits include performances with Cab Calloway, Duffy Jackson of the Count Basie Band, Chubby Jackson of the Woody Herman Band, Red Rodney, The Glenn Miller Singers, The Drifters, The Dells, Bob Crosby and the Bobcats, The Larry Elgart Band, and opening performances for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Ray Charles, Peabo Bryson, Jimmy Buffet, Koko Taylor, and Jr. Walker and the Allstars. Studio credits include recordings for/with the Atlanta Braves, the Cartoon Channel, IBM, Francine Reed, Chick Willis, Vernon Garrett, and many others.