Hometown: United Kingdom
Web site: http://www.myspace.com/thedominicnorcrossquartet
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Dominic Norcross is UK based sax player (playing alto, tenor and bari) who’s played with and been on tour with greats from the jazz world from Digby Fairweather, Tommy Smith, James Morrison, Bobby Shew among others.
"On stage with Dominic is like having Zoot Simms playing next to you" Digby Fairweather
Dominic is one half of The West Coast Horns with trumpeter Jason Osborne,
"The West Coast Horns Are Even Better than The Memphis Horns" Blues In Britain magazine
Together they have played blues giants like Mick Taylor (ex Rollin Stones), Snowy White, Boo Diddley, Eddie Martin, Todd Sharpville to name but a few.
"Dominic is one of the best blues and rock n roll sax players in Europe" Mick Taylor
And commercial stars Leo Sayer, Joe cocker and the much hyped Paddy Milner.
Dominic also plays in the much acclaimed swing band The Numbers Racket
Nominated "best European jive/swing band" Juke Blues magazine USA.
But recently Dominic returned to his true love jazz, fronting his own jazz quartet again after being encouraged to do so by Digby. Dominic hadn’t fronted his own band since his university days when he worked with stunning guitarist Mike Walker, when asked why he’d waited so long before fronting his own band again he replied "the time just never seemed right."
This welcomed return will see the release of his first jazz album later this year. Watch this space for the chance to hear the first mixes
Dominic lists his influences as John Coltrane, King Curtis, Stan Getz, Jr Walker, Gerry Mulligan, Clarence Clemons, Eric Alexander and far to many more to list.
His quartet is composed of:
Dominic Norcross - Sax
Bass, Nigel Williams - Drums
Johnny Davies - Guitar