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Darron Mckinney

Saxman Darron McKinney is a Police Officer for the Detroit School District Police. In the 1980s, he majored in criminal justice and jazz studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge La, under Jazz Master Alvin Batiste of New Orleans. After Leaving Louisiana, he returned to Detroit, quickly getting back into the mainstream. Among the artist he has shared the stage with are Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Jimmy Heath, Roy Ayers, Betty "BEBOP" Carter, Joe Sample, Cuba Gooding Sr., Regina Belle, Mikki Howard and Waymen Tisdale.

As a newcomer trying to make inroads into the smooth jazz scene, he's off to an above average start. ~ Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide

Darron McKinney is an imposing physical presence but a gentle musical giant nonetheless ~ DJ Markie Bee

His sax playing style will remind you of Najee and George Howard. His sound is crisp and clean, very professional. In addition to Smooth Jazz, he also plays Inspirational and Christian Music.

Darron McKinney is distributed to the world digitally by Blue Pie Records. 

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