Stu Reynolds began studying the clarinet in 1967 and the saxophone in 1969. He was a multi-instrumentalist award winner and featured soloist in Chicago area high school concert and jazz bands and has studied with George Young and John Purcell, trainer to such saxophonists as Michael Brecker and David Sanborn. Playing the tenor, alto and soprano saxes as well as clarinet and bass clarinet, Stu has professional experience in a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, funk, pop, and world beat music, and has performed in concerts and clubs nation-wide. He's opened shows for Carlos Santana, Airto, Los Lobos, the Everly Brothers, the Yellowjackets, Narada Michael Walden, Branford Marsalis, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Tanya Maria, Pete Escovido, and many others. He's performed at numerous festivals including the Taste of Chicago, San Francisco's Reggae in the Park, Monterey Jazz Festival, Big Sur Jazz Festival, the San Jose Jazz Festival, and the annual Carnival festivals in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Stu is Music Studio Instruction Faculty at California State University Monterey Bay and has been teaching private lessons on woodwind instruments for over 25 years, offering insight into technique, tone production and improvisation skills for players from absolute beginners to advanced musicians.