Sagov just survived an unexpected and sudden major series of life threatening medical experiences including an intensive care unit stay, septic shock, two intubations and two surgeries with final success in removing a large kidney stone and a prostate over the December holiday season. Sagov says he is now slowly regaining his strength and wit.
“This time the theme is pure musical integrity. No gimmicks. Just jazz, just jazz. Just shut up and play the music!” says Stanley during his recovery in January. “I could have died and not known it, so now it’s time to celebrate life and play!” he continues.
Featuring Stanley Sagov on piano, John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax and Mike Peipman on trumpet, the band will make an important appearance with Special Guest vocalist Wannetta Jackson.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Stanley Sagov has always been crazy about jazz-based musics. Sagov, who also plays guitar, violin, oboe, bass and drums is known primarily as a keyboardist with extraordinary talents. A family practice physician by day with a full-time medical practice in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, his evenings and weekends are spent with his jazz, his family and his photography.
After graduating from medical school in South Africa, Sagov moved to New York City where he had the opportunity to perform with many of his musical heroes . . . among them Booker Ervin, Howard McGhee, Jimmy Garrison, Billy Hart, Elvin Jones, Roland Kirk, Ted Curson, Sheila Jordan, Bob Moses and many other wonderful musicians.
In 1970, he moved to Boston where he attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music; he graduated with a degree in jazz piano and oboe. His mentors while at NEC included Jaki Byard, George Russell, Thad Jones, John Lewis, Kenny Dorham, Bob Brookmeyer, Frank Foster, Gerry Mulligan, Cecil McBee, Buell Neidlinger, Tom McKinley and others. Sagov found that he hated touring, but loved the music, so in addition to his full time medical livelihood, he now produces his music at home and independently markets it on the internet.
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