Xavier Bonner is a saxophonist, composer, and improviser. Born & raised in Detroit, Xavier has had the opportunity to be taught/mentored by musicians such as Marcus Belgrave, Marion Hayden, Buddy Budson, Steve Woods, John Douglas, Russ Miller, and Wendell Harrison. In the summer of 2013 at age 16, he toured Europe(Germany & France) with the Blue Lake Jazz Ensemble leading the saxophone section under the direction of Dave Jensen. In 2016 he joined Kalamazoo's prominent Hip Hop/experimental band called Last Gasp Collective. Now, Xavier currently resides in Detroit working on his debut Album.
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Catch Xavier at one of these upcoming gigs...
Ghosts - Xavier Bonner
A Place Far Away (Rehearsal)
"It's been my pleasure to teach Xavier Bonner from his middle school years up through the time he left for school at Western Michigan University. It became clear immediately that he is a serious musician who is destined for great things. I look forward to hearing him when he comes home from school each summer to check out all the fantastic things he's been practicing. A real talent!"
- Steve Wood, Steve Wood Music Institute
"I've watched Xavier Bonner grow from a very young teenaged student of the saxophone into one of the current cadre of immensely talented young Detroit jazz improvisers. Listen out for this gifted young man!"
- Buddy Budson - Legendary Detroit Jazz Pianist