Pam Fong: Baritone Saxophone
Pam Fong was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Canada to study music at McGill University, majoring in saxophone with teacher Gerald Danovitch and earning both a Bachelor of Music degree and a Licentiate of Music with honours. After graduating, she quickly became ensconced in the busy Montreal music scene, where she performed in numerous bands and ensembles in the jazz, classical and commercial realms. She toured extensively in Europe and Canada with classical saxophone quartet Sax Plus, including to the 12th International Saxophone Congress in Nuremberg.
Her freelance playing in Montreal included work with numerous jazz big bands, wedding and ethnic bands, studio recordings and on film soundtracks. In 2002 Pam moved to Toronto, where she currently plays with the Advocats Big Band, the 21-piece Bob Cary Orchestra, and the small jazz combo Atomic Cocktail. She also performs regularly with the hip 70's R&B band SOULidified. In addition to performing, Pam has taught middle school and high school classroom instrumental music, master classes, and private lessons on saxophone, flute and clarinet.