Wrestling with saxophone since junior high school, 1969. Started on alto with rent-to-buy Buescher Aristocrat. Lucked onto my Selmer Mk VI just prior to my senior year in high school. Currently playing my Kessler Custom tenor in a local community-based big band (Otsego Jazz Ensemble ... www.OJE.nu) that rehearses every Thursday night ("better-than-bowling"). We play local festivals, and the band is newly energized with a stronger rhythm section and soloists, and an upcoming performance at the South Haven (Michigan) Jazz Festival.