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Christopher Almada - Jazz music - San Jose, California.
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Alone Together (Final, mixed recording)
Peak in sub-genre #31
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My Funny Valentine
Peak in sub-genre #28
Christopher Almada was born September 21st, 1989 in San Jose, California. He began playing the alto saxophone in elementary school and it quickly developed into a deep passion of his. By the age of twelve Christopher Almada was studying the jazz idiom in middle school. Endless hours spent wood-shedding paid off for Christopher when he received a scholarship to attend the Stanford Jazz Workshop at the age of thirteen. Christopher returned to the Stanford Jazz Workshop the following year by means of yet another scholarship. In 2005, Christopher Almada began studying saxophone with Fred Rast. Along with instructing him, Fred Rast makes Christopher Almadas custom mouthpieces for alto and tenor saxophone.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
For information on performances, check the "News" section or contact me at christopheralmada@yahoo.com to be added to my mailing list.
Your musical influences
Although there are many, here are a few... John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Herbie Hancock, Lee Morgan, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Garrett, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Michael Brecker, Seamus Blake, Bob Mintzer, Joshua Redman
What equipment do you use?
*Alto Saxophone* - Julius Keilwerth EX90 in black nickel - Fred Rast custom mouthpiece - Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature - Vandoren Java Reeds *Tenor Saxophone* - Selmer Mark VI (1975) - Fred Rast custom mouthpiece - Francois Louis Ultimate Ligature - Vandoren V16 Reeds
Anything else?
Christopher Almada is looking for jazz musicians to form a new ensemble. Contact him at christopheralmada@yahoo.com
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