Bryan Savage will be performing in Chillicothe at 3 p.m., Sept. 28 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2800 Hornet Drive.
Bryan Savage, famed saxophonist/flutist will be performing in Chillicothe at 3 p.m., Sept. 28 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2800 Hornet Drive.
Savage was born and grew up in Chillicothe, and is the son of the son of Barney and June Savage, owners of “Savage Grocery” where he started working at the age of 12.
“Frank Fendorf, Bill Maupin and Claude Smith were my great band directors. Frank Fendorf started me off on the clarinet in the fifth grade. Bill Maupin gave me my first sax lessons,” Savage recalled. “By high school, I became interested in playing in bands around the area—much more exciting than working in the grocery store!”
Savage graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1967 and Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, prior to beginning his career as a professional musician.
He has recorded and toured with number one charting acts: “The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band”, Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”) and other hits and Steve Martin and made guest appearances on Network TV shows “Solid Gold”, “The Merv Griffin Show”, and “The Midnight Special”. He received a Gold Record for his sax performance on Steve Martin’s hit single “King Tut” and is currently a recording artist, on Virgin Records, with seven international CD releases under his own name and several No. 1 and top 5 hits on national “Smooth Jazz Radio”.
In addition to his concert tours and recording career, Savage has a long history of successful performances for gala parties, private shows, house concerts and other special events in the Aspen area and around the world. Savage has performed for parties and events held by/or attended by such luminaries as President George H.W. Bush, Don Johnson, Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Bandar, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Aspen/New York hit songwriter/socialite Denise Rich, Lionel Richie, Stephen Stills, Peabo Bryson, the Seagrams Corporation, the Toyota Corporation and many, many others.
Tickets may be purchased at the Box Office 2 p.m. on the day of the performance. Adults $20, Students K-College $5. For more information, call the Arts Office at 660-646-1173. The show is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and is part of their Season Shows.