Jane Ira Bloom - Saxophone
If there is one instrument that women musicians are calling their own its the sax. The younger players like Tia Fuller, Melissa Aldana and Lakecia Benjamin and getting all the buzz but let's not for forget the bar was set by the veteran, Jane Ira Bloom, on soprano sax. She recently was named the best of the year on the sax by Downbeat Magazine. She is a jazz treasure.