Tony Peebles

"My Cannonball Vintage Reborn Tenor plays in tune with a full and powerful tone, and is incredibly easy to play evenly in all registers. While it is a really solid horn, it also has a unique, flavorful sound. I feel confident taking my Cannonball on any gig. I love to play the blues on this horn!" ~ Tony Peebles


Tony Peebles is a busy saxophonist, currently residing in Oakland, California. He is tenor saxophonist and a founding member of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra, performing on every track of its 2014 Grammy Award-winning (Best Tropical Latin Album) debut album, including a solo on "Muevete Con Prisa".

Throughout the years, Tony has performed in many different genres with such artists as: Fred Wesley (James Brown), The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Prince "Blkmagic" Damons, Wil Blades, Tommy Igoe Big Band, Andy Bey, Nnenna Freelon, Geri Allen, Oliver Lake, Brian Jordan (KDTU), John Lee Hooker Jr., Karl Perazzo (Santana), and Antoine Roney to name just a few.

Tony has toured Europe, Africa, North and South America with reggae legend Don Carlos, and played numerous major music venues and festivals including SFJazz Center, Yoshi's (Oakland, SF), The Fillmore, Montreux Jazz Festival, Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and many, many more.

He has studied saxophone under teachers: Chris Farr (John Legend), Ben Schachter, and Joe Cohen, and is a constant student of the instrument, working daily to improve his craft. He holds a BA in Music Theory from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MM in Jazz Saxophone Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

In addition to Tony's very busy performance career, he currently teaches music part time at Park Day School in Oakland, CA, and at any given time has between five and ten private saxophone students.

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