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Will Donato

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Will Donato is a smooth jazz composer, alto saxophonist and recording artist whose 2007 release, Will Call is his first with Innervision Records. His earliest musical work was with the mod revivalist band, The Untouchables, who gained a large underground following.

Donato has performed with some of the best known musicians of the genre, namely Al McKay of Earth, Wind and Fire, Bruce Conte of Tower of Power and Steve Reid of The Rippingtons; Donato also fronted Reid’s Bamboo Forest for four years. He has worked outside the smooth jazz genre as well, most notably with Gerald Levert and Richard Marx. In addition, Donato frequently tours with his own band, The Art of Sax.

Donato’s work can also be heard on the number one Steve Oliver hit from 2006, High Noon as well as on the soundtracks of Thelma and Louise, The Untouchables and The Wedding Planner.

A resident of Palm Springs, California, Donato is a frequent headliner with The Art of Sax at smooth jazz concerts in the area. He is also a frequent guest of Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald, a pioneering smooth jazz concert promoter and morning drive radio personality on Palm Springs’ KJJZ.

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  • josephalan

    We Need To Colaborate on A Song Or Two, You have Just waht I Need for My Smoothjazz Songs, Hey Check Me Out here www.youtube.com/josephalanfears I Am The Bass Player In The Black Hat Our Band Is Called "Zafaja"

    29 Oct 2011 Reply
  • snickersgirl

    Hey Will, it's Donna Bell from Bellevue, NE you came to the Soaring Wings Vineyards on July 3rd, man you put on a great show and it has left me stunned with excitement. Say hello to Patrick Ready the drummer for me he was just marvelous, hope to see you all again here in the cornfields, you brought magic to the stage with your saxophone. Later Snickersgirl a.k.a Donna Bell

    15 Jul 2010 Reply