Jean Toussaint – Saxophone

185393_2176876214837_1034806210_2528222_1089880_n US tenor saxophonist Jean Toussaint joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982, beginning an inspired four-and-a-half years in one of the most important groups in the history of jazz. Since 1987, he has been based in London, and his performing credits include notables such as McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Ayers, Gary Bartz, Kenny Kirkland, Terence Blanchard, Max Roach, Cedar Walton, Horace Silver and Lionel Loueke. Jean had the saxophone post on Sligo Jazz Project in 2011 and we are delighted to welcome him back this year. Pictured with Andreas Varady in SJP 2011.