Grammy Award-winning alto saxophonist who has collaborated with
He suffered from polio as a child and took up saxophone on a doctor's recommendation in order to strengthen his chest muscles.
He is often associated with the smooth jazz genre, though he has expressed a lack of interest in the genre and has generally disassociated himself from it.
He has a son named Jonathan.
He has frequently been a guest member of the house band on Late Night with David Letterman.