SFC Antonio Orta

, saxophone

Hometown:

Guanica, Puerto Rico


Joined the band:

2000



Bachelor's Degree:

University of North Texas


Master's Degree:

University of Miami



SFC Antonio Orta has been a freelance saxophonist in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Dallas, Miami, and Washignton, D.C. Has performed with Jimmy Heath, Poncho Sanchez, Ignacio Berroa, David Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Paquito d' Rivera, Michele Camilo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Joe Lovano and Kurt Elling. As lead alto player of The U.S. Army Blues he has accompanied many well-known jazz artists such as Ernie Andrews, Greg Bissonette, Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Bob Curnow, John Clayton, Freddie Cole, Buddy DeFranco, Vince DiMartino, John Fedchock, Wycliffe Gordon, Danny Gottlieb, Tim Hagans, Slide Hampton, Conrad Herwig, Clay Jenkins, Kevin Mahogany, Louise Mandrell, Maureen McGovern, Paul McKee, Joe Morello, Tiger Okoshi, Ed Palermo, Ralph Petersen, Chris Potter, Adam Rapa, Chuck Redd, John Riley, Marlena Shaw, Ed Soph, Terrell Stafford, John Swana, Mark Taylor, Chris Vadala, Bill Watrous, Scott Whitfield, Patrick Williams, Peter Erskine, and Phil Wilson.