John OrsiniJohn Orsini

John Orsini, Saxophone, Jazz Orchestra(back to musicians page)

Favorite Quote:
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."

Favorite composer(s) to listen to?
Too many to list

Random Fact:
I'm a first time Grandfather and loving it!

Saxophonist John Orsini resides in Orlando, Florida.  He has recently retired from Walt Disney World, where for the last thirty three years he has appeared as a musician.  He has appeared with a number of jazz artists, a few of whom include Clark Terry, Red Rodney, Eddie Higgins, John Sheridan, Allen and Warren Vache, John and Bill Allred, Chubby Jackson, Don Lamond, Johnny Varro, Dick Hyman, John Clayton, and Mousey Alexander.

He was a member of the festival big band at the Sarasota Jazz Festival for a number of years and has performed in a number of concerts with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks ensemble, both in Washington, D.C., and on tour.  He is also a member and co-founder of the Orlando Jazz Orchestra. John traveled extensively with Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Peanuts Hucko (1974), The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Murray Maceachern (1976), and Natalie Cole (1995-96.)

He has been featured as a guest artist at the Elkhart, (Illinois), Jazz Festival and most recently was featured on the Jazz Festival at Sea Cruise.  He currently is back with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Terry Myers.  He holds a Masters Degree in Music from Kent State University