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Perry White


PERRY WHITE ( tenor, baritone, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His expressive tone and lyrical approach to playing the entire family of saxophone have kept him busy performing in Canada and around the world for over two decades. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he starting playing in local coffee houses and bars at the age of 15, soon hooking up with Canadian jazz greats-to-be including Hugh Fraser, Campbell Ryga and Renee Rosnes.

He developed his own sound which he describes as being “steeped in the tradition of jazz and charged with the energy and experimentation of modern music”. Relocating to Toronto in the ‘80s, he has since performed and recorded with a who's who of the Canadian jazz and modern music scene as well as a diverse cross-section of international artists including Hilario Duran. Dave Young, Kevin Briet, The Shuffle Demons, Bill Mays, Mouse on Mars (Germany), Hugh Fraser, Phil Dwyer, Holy Cole, Michael White, John Alcorn, John MacLeod, Dave Mcmurdo, Mr. Something Something, Aretha Franklin, Michael Buble, Raise the Roof (Holland), The Boss Brass, Reg Schwager, Planet Earth, Steve Wallace, Rob Armus (France), Hugh Marsh, Ted Quinlan, Richard Whiteman, Roberto Occhipinti, David Foster, Michael Occhipinti, NOJO, Claude Ranger, Freddie Stone, Esprit Orchestra, Dione Taylor, Don Thompson, and Milton Berle.