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Randy Janoski

Randy Janoski began playing saxophone around the age of 10 in France. By 12 he was sitting in with jazz artists in Orleans and Paris. As a teenager Randy played with several band from the mid 60s to early 70s including The Lancers, Little Michael and the Majestics, The Heard, Northwest Passage, Lemonade Charade and The Flock. He did session work with Stax in Memphis and then moved with others to Muscle Shoals. As a studio musician with Columbia (Nashville) he recalls “I was so fortunate, and did not realize it at the time, to play with in the studio and be sent out on the road with so many great artists like Perry Como, Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, Kitty Wells, Johnny Mathis, Mel Tormé and many others. Randy then moved on and went out with The Crusaders with Wilt Felder and Herbie Phillips' Las Vegas Hilton Band. While in the military he played with the U.S. Army Band Europe in Germany and then the Bicentennial Band. Back in the U.S. he picked up immediately with several groups again, The KC Jazz Masters, Dotty West (with Kenny Rogers), The Swing Kings, and the Kentucky Troubadours. Randy residence is outside of Nashville Tennessee. He plays soprano, tenor, alto and flute. Attended Austin Peay and the Music University of Baden-Württemberg (State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart). The Randy Janoski Quartet tours the US, Europe and Asia, he also performs with The Heard a 10 piece horn band, the "Music City Horns" (a recording and touring horn section) and books out with groups and artists as a featured sax player and does studio sessions in Nashville and in Muscle Shoals.


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