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College Junior Named Top Sax Soloist

Danny Janklow wins North American sax competition

Danny Janklow

Twenty-year-old Danny Janklow has been named the top jazz saxophone soloist in North America by the North American Saxophone Alliance. Sponsored by mouthpiece manufacturer Vandoren, the competition is held at the organization’s biennial conference that took place this year from March 5-6 in Athens, Ga. Fifty-eight soloists, 26 quartets, and 21 jazz musicians competed in the 2010 competition.

Janklow is the youngest winner of the award to date, and was the youngest competitor in his division. He won $1,500 for taking the top spot. Playing sax since the age of 12, Janklow won over the judges with renditions of “Alone Together” and “My Foolish Heart” on alto saxophone.

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