Greg Tardy

"These are outstanding reeds!  I found out about Alexander Reeds over a decade ago from mouthpiece expert Ralph Morgan.  Since then, I have been using the combination of Morgan mouthpieces and Alexander
Reeds (DC Cut).  I find the Alexander Reeds to be very consistent and vibrant without being buzzy.  The reeds give me the flexibility I need to go many directions musically.  I love the cane that they use.  It is very evenly textured and durable.  I believe that these are simply the best reeds available for saxophone." New Orleans born, New York City based Saxophonist Gregory Tardy is a long time player of our reeds and joins us a Friend, one with many credits in both performance and recording.        

After early gigs with New Orleans icons the Neville Brothers and Allen Toussaint, Greg joined the band of Jazz drum master and legend  Elvin Jones's  Jazz Machine, and moved to the Jazz capitol of the world, New York City.  From here his career jettisoned ahead through either performances or recordings with wide array of some of the top artists in jazz including Tom Harrell, Dave Douglas, Wynton Marsalis, Jay McShann, Steve Coleman, Betty Carter, James Moody, Bill Frisell, Rashied Ali , John Patitucci, Andrew Hill, Joe Lovano, Mark Turner, Chris Potter, Dewey Redman, Ravi Coltrane, Steve Swallow, Terrance Blanchard, Donald Brown, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Andrew Cyrille, Cornell Dupree,  Roy Hargrove, Graham Haynes, John Hicks, Jazz @ Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz Composerís Forum, Oliver Lake, Bill Lee, Brian Lynch, Jack McDuff,  Ellis Marsalis, Jason Marsalis,  David Murray Big Band, Eddie Palmieri, Bernard Purdy, Rufus Reid and many more...In addition Greg has played at major Jazz festivals and taught individual saxophone and clarinet, masterís classes, ensembles, theory, and clinics.  In short, Gregory Tardy is happening and on the scene!