Dick Oatts

LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club
10 Dean Street


Dick Oatts is a living saxophone legend. He became a member of the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977 after a move from Iowa to New York City. Since then he has recorded and toured the world with many of the greatest big bands, small groups and artists in the history of jazz, such as Red Rodney, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Jerry Bergonzi, Fred Hersch, Dave Berkman, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis Lester Bowie, Joe Lovano, Sam Jones-Tom Harrell, Paquito D'Rivera, Tito Puente, Kenny Wheeler, and Gunther Schuller and Lalo Schiffrin, as well as holding the alto chair in the bands of The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. He appears with his powerfully swinging and creative quartet on the last night of their Autumn 2019 UK tour. 

Dick Oatts - alto saxophone 

Ross Stanley - piano / organ 

Mark Hodgson - bass 

Stephen Keogh – drums