Dylan Cramer took up the saxophone at age 13, after the sudden death of his father. Four years later in 1977, Cramer heard a recording of alto sax legend Sonny Criss and was so taken with Sonny's playing that he traveled from Canada to Los Angeles to study with him. After developing a close relationship with Criss that lasted only eight months, Sonny Criss committed suicide. Cramer was devastated by the loss. After briefly attending the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles (1977–79), Cramer was recommended by Grove to study privately with Phil Sobel, one of L.A.’s finest studio musicians. This was a monumental turning point in Cramer's life. Cramer worked with Sobel from 1978 until Sobel's death in 2008.
"Vancouver saxophonist Dylan Cramer’s life story could easily be turned into a screenplay" - Kerrisdale Insider
In 2017, Cramer released a duo album, Blue Prelude, with pianist Ron Johnston, on Casa Records (2017).
The album features two songs from George Michael: A Different Corner and To Be Forgiven
Along with the classic Amy Winehouse hit: Back To Black
Learn from an experienced teacher and mentor.
Dylan teaches private saxophone, flute, clarinet, violin, and all band instruments.
Dylan can also provide piano accompaniment for instrumentalists and vocalists.
All ages and levels are welcome.
Music lessons are offered from his private studio in beautiful Kerrisdale, Vancouver. In-home lessons are also available.
To inquire, please call or email Dylan.
Albums purchased from Dylan include an autograph.
Price includes shipping and handling.
“This young alto saxophonist possesses the fluidity and velvety tone witnessed by the late saxophonists Paul Desmond and Stan Getz.”
"Dylan Cramer's interpretations are pensive and intriguing throughout."
"As did Criss, Cramer plays the alto using clean, vigorous lines, often of breathtaking technical brilliance."
"Like few can these days, Cramer's horn tells a story."
"Cramer is a fine player, whose soft, pure, and slightly airy tone attracts and beckons"
"Dylan Cramer puts on a clinic on the art of jazz playing."