Sax in the City, a new CD on Apria Records, features the work of 11 female jazz musicians and all profits generated from its sale will be donated to a variety of organizations that provide support to women with breast cancer.
The album, which includes contributions from pianist Deanna Witkowski and saxophonist Virginia Mayhew, was conceived and produced by saxophonist Laura Dreyer, who was inspired by her own recent breast cancer scare.
“I was amazed and deeply moved by the organizations that were in place to provide emotional support, financial aid, education, medical care, and more,” says Dreyer. “I was lucky that my situation did not turn out to be breast cancer, but through my experience I gained a deeper understanding of what women, and sometimes men, who are faced with this disease must deal with. My hope is that the profits generated from this CD will help fund those charities and organizations that make such a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people. I am extremely grateful to all of the musicians who generously contributed their songs to this and hope that this music will be enjoyed my many people!”
All of the compositions are originals by the participating musicians, who perform with their respective ensembles.
The artists are:
Laura Dreyer (alto saxophone)
Sue Terry (alto saxophone)
Virginia Mayhew (tenor saxophone)
Cecilia Tenconi (tenor saxophone)
Ada Rovatti (tenor saxophone)
Deanna Witkowski (piano)
Sarah Jane Cion (piano)
Jane Getter (guitar)
Sheryl Bailey (guitar)
Jenny Hill (flute)
Kerry Politzer (piano)
The CD may be ordered online at the Apria’s Web site: www.apriarecords.com and cost $16.98 each including handling and first class postage.