Loading player…

Sadao Watanabe (渡辺貞夫) is Japan's most famous saxophone player. Born February 1st, 1933, in Utsunomiya in the Tochigi prefecture of Japan, Watanabe began playing the alto sax after moving to Tokyo at the age of 18. He went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1962 to 1965. He plays both alto and soprano saxophone, and has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Chico Hamilton,…

read more

Top Tracks

Top Albums

Similar Artists


Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

  • Great album with Bona.
  • I die for this guy since 1980.
  • Definitely beyond smooth jazz!
  • I haven't heard his entire discog yet, but the album Open Road is a definite stand out classic.
  • [group]Bikers who loves music...[/group]
  • Great and very musical sax player...
  • classic
  • Great Sax Player.. cant wait to come and play again in Indonesia :D

API Calls