SAXOPHONE LEGEND DAVID SANBORN TO PARTICIPATE IN A SPECIAL eBAY AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION
(NEW YORK, NY) – Maverick saxophonist David Sanborn has performed alongside such heavyweights as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and innumerable others. Sanborn is stepping up in support of young musicians across the country, participating in two exclusive auctions to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which repairs, purchases, and donates instruments for public school music programs.
Beginning on October 14th and closing on October 24th on eBay.com. The auction boasts two tickets to any one of Sanborn’s upcoming tour dates (listed below), a meet and greet with Sanborn, and an autographed copy of Sanborn’s acclaimed new CD Here and Gone (Decca).
A tribute to saxophonists Hank Crawford and David “Fathead” Newman, two musicians who helped define soul music as part of Ray Charles’ band, Here and Gone was released by Decca Records on August 12, 2008, and has already received a stream of illustrious reviews. The album features the rhythm section of Steve Gadd (drums) and Christian McBride (bass), special guests Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Sam Moore, Derek Trucks, and Anthony Wilson, and was produced by the legendary Phil Ramone. One of the most identifiable sounds in popular music, Sanborn’s sax work is featured throughout, with Sanborn throwing down some of his rawest, most thrilling playing yet heard on record.
Now in its eleventh year, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has restored, maintained, or donated $43 million worth of musical instruments for 1,600 public schools in over 100 cities around the country, enriching the lives of over 1.2 million public school students. For more information on the auctions go to universalmusicstore.com.