Endorsement Artist - Sax Dakota Saxophones - Theo Wanne Mouthpieces & Oleg Ligatures
Saxophonist Anthony Cannon was born in St. Michaels, Maryland. He began playing clarinet at age 9. Switching to the saxophone several years later, he started performing at local blues and jazz open mics in the metro Baltimore and Washington DC area.
In the late 1990's he started playing with local bands, as well playing sideman saxophonist in two other bands in Fullerton and Los Angeles, California. He played mostly Blues and top cover tunes in the R&B and Rock/ Pop music area. In 2005 He signed his first Saxophone Endorsement deal with L.A Saxophone Company.
Anthony now has saxophone endorsements deals with Sax Dakota Saxophone Company, Theo Wanne Saxophone Mouthpiece Company, and Oleg Ligatures & Saxophone Company.
My dream to one day play music that moves people's hearts every time I pick up my saxophone has finally come true; after many years of tireless practicing and studying with some of best saxophone instructors in the Washington DC/Baltimore, MD metro area.
I write my own lyrics to all of my songs. My music creation comes from many different influences. Grover Washington Jr, David Sanborn, Dexter Gordon, Nelson Rangell, and the late, great Art Porter were all saxophonists that made me work extremely hard to reach my musical goals.
City Nights is an original composition by Anthony Cannon featuring him playing his Custom Silver Sax Dakota Straight Alto Saxophone. Special thanks to Keyboardist Dawoud Said playing the outstanding keyboard solo, and keyboardist ED Botts for smoothing out the bridge for us.
I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation of great saxophonist. I love to play in places where the audience is right up close on me, so they can really feel the passion and love that I play with.
My music comes from the center of my heart, I pull from a long life of experiences; some happy and some very sad. We all know this is what 'Living Your Life Everyday' is all about. If I touch someone's heart with my music, then all the long hours of practicing have not been in vain.
Anthony "Turk" Cannon