Los Angeles-based composer and saxophonist, Randy Gist, is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As a composer, he has had the privilege of writing music for the theatrical campaigns of "Max Steel", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Despicable me 2", "War Dogs", "Evil Dead" and many others. Randy has also arranged for the Costa Rican National Orchestra.
As a saxophonist, Randy has worked with Kesha; Ricky Martin; American Idol winner Phillip Phillips; appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno; performed with Aloe Blacc; performed with Jamie Foxx & Kelly Rowland for President Barack Obama; been featured numerous times on the Fox hit TV show "Glee;" and performed on the soundtrack to Pixar's "Epic."
Randy is proud to play Eastman Winds Saxophones as well as Beechler Mouthpieces.
Randy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Western Michigan University; and a Master’s Degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the University of Miami.
What They Play
The 52nd Street saxophone is a professional instrument and comes un-lacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. Solid construction with comfortable hand position and extras such as adjustable palm keys.
- High F# key
- Upper and lower stack adjustment screws
- Adjustable palm key heights
- Hand-engraved neck and bell
- Double-braced low C, B, and Bb keys on all models
- Metal resonators
- Adjustable metal thumb hook
- Italian leather pads
- Blue steel springs
- Aged un-lacquered brass
- Hand-hammered bell
- Large bell
- 52nd Street scene engraving
- Rolled-style tone holes
- Available with no high F# option
- CASX600 case Included