TYLER GAULDIN, Alto Sax | VailDaily.com

TYLER GAULDIN, Alto Sax

Tyler will be a senior at Hilton High School outside Rochester, NY, this fall. He has been playing one sax or another (alto, tenor and soprano) as well as the clarinet since age nine and has studied both jazz and classical music. Tyler began playing jazz in the fifth grade when he joined the Greece Community Jazz Band, He continues to play with this community band today. He also plays in and leads the winds sections of the Hilton High School Wind Ensemble and Jazz Bands and is a member of several student combos, an R&B group in New York and the Eastman Youth Jazz Ensemble, a finalist in the Essentially Ellington competition in 2002 and 2003. Living in the Rochester area, Tyler has the opportunity to study saxophone at the Eastman School of Music while attending public high school. When not practicing or playing in one of the many bands to which he belongs he plays volleyball on his schools team. Tyler names Bob Mintzer, John Coltrane and Paul Desmond as three of his favorite sax players. One of Tylers goals for the Workshop is to “develop and blend a tight combo sound.”