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Al McLean

Al McLean

Origin: British Columbia / Quebec, Canada

Main instrument: Saxophone

Genre: Jazz

Born in Victoria, B.C., Al McLean began his career as a saxophonist right here in Quebec in 1995 after moving to Montreal. Now recognized as one of the most talented saxophonists on the local scene, a veteran improviser and virtuoso soloist rooted in the Coltrane repertoire, he has played in groups headed by a Brian Hurley, Joe Sullivan, Vic Vogel and the Chateauguay Tenors, performing regularly in the city’s jazz clubs. He launched his first recording, Personal Transit, in 2008, leaning into an acoustic jazz vein. A versatile artist, he also teaches at McGill University and is a composer, arranger and expert in instrument restoration, specializing in instruments from the first half of the 20th century.

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