“My Wi5C and LS are the best mics I’ve ever used. The sound is true and they’re consistently reliable. I’ve received many compliments from soundmen and other musicians on the quality and clarity.” – Ken Nigro
Ken Nigro is known as a clinician, performer and educator. He presents workshops, clinics, and performs at conferences throughout the Northeast. He’s appeared at venues such as the Friehoffer’s Jazz Festival (Hartford and Saratoga), the White Nights Jazz Festival (Russia), Newport Jazz Festival (Saratoga), John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center (Washington, DC), and the Trumbull Jazz Festival. Ken is a Yamaha Performing Artist. Ken has taught saxophone, improvisation, woodwinds, and ensembles at the college level since 1982. He first taught applied saxophone at the University of Miami in Florida as a graduate assistant; followed by Central Connecticut State University (5 years); University of Connecticut (17 years); and currently at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut (since 2004). He now spends more time playing, composing and arranging. He has written a saxophone textbook and articles about the saxophone. The Ken Nigro Band is a nonet featuring music from Supersax, original compositions, and unique arrangements of jazz styles with vocals from the ’50s up through the present. He has worked with artists such as Aretha Franklin, John Pizzarelli, the Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Joe Beck, Ernie Watts, and Doc Severinson. Ken is featured as a soloist on the New Millennium Jazz Ensemble’s CD which also features Bill Mays, Harvie Swartz and Dennis Mackrel. Ken Nigro plays Yamaha saxophones and flutes, and uses AMT Wi5C wireless and AMT LS clip on microphones.