This New York based, saxophonist is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. Following in the footsteps of Indiana Avenue jazz legends such as, Freddie Hubbard,Wes Montgomery, James Spalding, Larry Riddley, Slide Hampton, David Baker, J.J. Johnson, Ray Appleton, and others. Mr. Curry provides non-stop musical entertainment to all audiences such that he has claimed improvisational solo awards for jazz competitions throughout the country.
The former President Bill Clinton came to Mr. Curry’s hometown for a memorial dedication, where he had the honor of meeting and performing. Mr. Curry has traveled extensively, touring as a leader and sideman featured with large and small jazz ensembles at jazz festivals throughout the world.
Curry has appeared on live television networks Fox, CBS, his music has been featured nationally on recordings, NPR public radio, Sirius Satellite, and Radio-One stations.
Mr. Curry has studied and performed while completing music degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels with notable musicians and educators such as, Jerry Dodgion, Ed Joffe, Keith Underwood, the late Frank Wess, David Baker, Kathy Fink, Joseph Rabbai, Jimmy Heath, Vincent Herring, Mark Gross, and Jim Snidero.
Some of Mr. Curry’s most notable performances and compositions have been for film, television, and the orchestras of Broadway productions. Curry has been seen on the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, The Rose Theater, and the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note (New York and Tokyo), Birdland New York, Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts just to name a few. Other performances have been with the Thelonious Monk Institute, The Count Basie Orchestra, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Ray Charles Orchestra, Kool and the Gang, The Cab Calloway Jazz Orchestra, The Valery Ponomarev Big Band, Lewis Nash, Peter Erskine, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Brian Lynch, Warren Wolf, Steve Wilson, Roy Hargrove, Robin Eubanks, Kevin Mahogany, Diane Schuur, Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Heath, the late Jimmy Smith and Mel Rhyne, George Cables, Mark Whitfield, Russell Malone, Kenny Washington, Winard Harper, Greg Bandy, Curtis Lundy, Rufus Reid, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Mary Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, The Dells, The Village People, and The Sugarhill Gang. Additionally, he has keep things current by sharing the stage with Q-Tip, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Digital Underground.
Mr. Curry plays Yanagisawa saxophones, uses Vandoren reed products, and AMT Wireless Microphones.