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Jaleel Shaw, Saxophonist
Don Sickler is a five time Grammy Award-winning arranger, producer and trumpet player. Don has won numerous Downbeat Magazine awards for his work as an arranger and producer since the 1980s. Over 300 of his arrangements have been recorded by artists such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Don has recorded for a variety of labels, including Blue Note, Delos, Fantasy, HighNote, Muse, N2K, Polydor, Reservoir Music, Somethin' Else, Soul Note, Sunnyside, Uptown Records and Verve. As a trumpet player, Sickler has collaborated and performed with the likes of T.S. Monk, Freddie Redd, Larry Coryell, and Cindy Blackman. He currently serves as the director of the University Jazz Orchestra at Columbia University.