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RICARDO ALVAREZ

SAXOPHONE

Originally from Chile Ricardo is a well-known and active jazz saxophonist and educator.

In September of 2010, Ricardo began a Master of Arts in Music at the University of York, UK, focusing on jazz and improvised music for one year. Ricardo provides saxophone tuition within the University and since 2013 Ricardo has held the position of Assistant Director of The University of York Jazz Orchestra.  

Ricardo has studied with some some of the biggest names in UK jazz including pianist John Taylor and saxophonists Julian Arguelles and Joel Purnell.  He has now graduated from University of York as PhD in Music.