Alan Early ~ Saxophone/Flute

Welcome to the Internet home of Alan Early, professional saxophonist and flautist.

Contact: , or call 650-245-6890


Some short sound clips of the Alan Early Quartet:

Body and Soul - the timeless ballad.

Sweet Georgia Brown - the Mardi Gras version!

Seranade to a Cuckoo - - the Roland Kirk classic features some wild flute

Take the A Train - the Ellington classic gets funky

I Remember You - now we're cookin'!

From the @Jazz Album, Hang Time (available here)

Mr Wonder - a funky original from keyboardist Martin Manley

Canto de Celia - more flute on a Latin classic

Palo Alto Saturday Morning Big Band - full length MP3:

Easy to Love - lush big band ballad tenor feature


alan early Alan has played music all his life, and was fully professional for 10 years. During this period, Alan toured the world and played in night clubs, stage and pit bands, and for countless recording sessions.

Alan has backed many famous artists, including Petula Clark and Jose Feliciano, and played with such jazz greats as Herb Ellis, Jimmy Smith, Blue Mitchell and Astrud Gilberto.

Since settling in Northern California some time ago, Alan has been busy playing with a variety of combos large and small, including his own quartet, several big bands and orchestras (including Full Spectrum, Swing Solution, Joe Ferrari, Generation Gap and Lyratones), and backing a variety of vocalists.

Alan now lives in Sonoma in the winter and in Finland during the summer time. He plays in both locations, mostly with a trio or duo in Finland, and with his own quartet and some larger ensembles in California.


Himalayan Jazz?

Saturday, 24 February, 2018 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Miles McKenzie and myself will provide some fine music for the diners at this Nepalese restaurant in Santa Rosa.

Alan Early Quartet at Aqus Cafe

Sunday, 4 March, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm

We are switching to playing the first Sunday of each month here, so it will be easier to keep track of us.