Saxophonist & Educator
Saxophonist Autumn Dominguez has been illustrated by her mentors and peers as a, “passionate, humble, and captivating musician.” Mentor and jazz pianist Angelo Versace shared he was, “impressed by her work ethic, determination, and musical leadership.” Dominguez is the creator and host of “Strawberry Jam,” a popular jazz jam session favored by both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona musicians. Currently, Dominguez lives in Tucson, where she works locally as a freelance musician and a private saxophone tutor.
Though Dominguez is primarily a jazz player and composer, she enjoys and performs an array of music ranging from classical to contemporary. Her ability to adapt to all genres of music has provided her with exceptional opportunities in southern Arizona. Dominguez performed a solo arrangement of a classical African piece as an opener for singer Michelle Coltrane, daughter of jazz legend John Coltrane, at the 2016 Diaspora Showcase in Tucson. She also collaborated with local Tucson artists to write and record an original score for the documentary “A Modern Zoo,” a short UA student film about the Tucson Reid Park Zoo that was overseen by former National Geographic editor, Carol Schwalbe. Throughout her musical journey, Dominguez has also had the pleasure to play alongside inspiring artists such as Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Terrell Stafford, Khari Allen Lee, John Riley, Ashlin Parker, Warren Wolf, and Andre Hayward, to name a few. This is simply a portion of her accomplishments as a well-rounded musician.
Dominguez earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Arizona in Saxophone Performance/Jazz Studies, as well as a minor in Psychology, in May 2019. Dominguez currently studies privately under eminent saxophonist Brice Winston in Tucson and considers furthering her education in the future.