OFFERING ONLINE & EMAIL SAXOPHONE & IMPROVISATION LESSONS WORLDWIDE, Professor at Berklee College of Music; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Affiliated Artist; Harvard University MLSP Instructor; Performing / Recording Artist; Berklee Press Author
His recordings include Cosmic Motion Picture with his own quartet, One by the Reed Dieffenbach Quartet and So Tru by Trudy Sandhaus, Homecookin’ (Reed Dieffenbach Sextet) and as well as upcoming CD’s by the Harry Fix Quartet and Jeff Harrington Quartet.
He is the author of Blues Improvisation Complete (Berklee Press / Hal Leonard), available in Bb, Eb, C and C Bass versions, Famous Saxophone Solos from R&B, Pop and Smooth Jazz (Berklee Press / Hal Leonard), Essential Solos – 28 Solos on Popular Jazz Standards for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, guitar and flute (Advance Music – spring 2018), Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 1, Great Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Pop Tenor Saxophone Solos, Written Solos on Standard Tunes, Vol. 1 and Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 2.
He has played and given workshops in Europe, St. Thomas, China, Martinique, the Philippines, Barbados, Los Angeles, Taiwan, the southwest US and throughout New England. Through his Online Jazz Lessons™, he teaches improvisation and saxophone world-wide as well as locally in the Boston area.
Performing credits include touring as a featured soloist with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and performances with Milt Hinton, Ricky Ford, George Schuller, Rachael Z, Joe Hunt, Kenwood Dennard, Baron Browne, Svatobor Macak, Steve Hunt, Vinny Golia, Teddy Kotick, Jon Damian, Billy Kilson, Jan Smigmator, John Lockwood, Gabrielle Goodman, Bob Gullotti, Makoto Ozone, Jon Finn and others.
Studies in saxophone, improvisation, composition, clarinet and flute with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Charlie Banocas, John Mehegan, George Russell, John La Porta, Arnie Lawrence, Jimmy Guiffre, Bob Moses, Bill Dixon, Barry Harris, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Henry Brandt, Matt Marvuglio and Milford Graves.
His has a M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, and is an alumnus of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music and Bennington College.
These details were last updated on January 25, 2018