Canadian born Saxophonist Warren Hill has just recorded a brand new CD entitled “Under the Influence”. The CD is a collection of classic rock covers from the ’70’s featuring hits from iconic bands such as Aerosmith, Queen, and The Police.
Hill’s first instruments were guitar and vocals. By the age of 13 he was already the frontman of a local Toronto rock band, singing Led Zeppelin and Rush! It was at the age of 17 that he was introduced to music by David Sanborn, Michael Brecker and Charlie Parker. From that point on he went full on into studying the saxophone.
Now at age 49, he is revisiting his roots. Applying his dynamic style of sax to songs that influenced his musical upbringing, particularly targeting the songs from his teenage rock band.
For those born in the 50’s and 60’s, this CD will be like a trip down memory lane. For everyone else, well… “there is a reason they call it Classic Rock… because almost everyone on the planet knows these songs – they are timeless!”, says Hill.
With a career now in it’s 3rd decade, Hill’s solo CD’s and collaborations have topped 3 different charts: Pop, AC and Smooth Jazz, selling over a million copies worldwide and garnered multiple awards. His incredibly dynamic live show has brought him to over 25 countries performing over 1,500 shows.
When he is not recording or touring, Warren and his wife of 21 years, Tamara, homeschool their daughter Olivia – also an incredibly talented singer/songwriter with a big music career in the works.
Upcoming projects for Warren also include a line of signature saxophones, producing music and saxophone summits, and a new CD from his daughter Olivia Rox.