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John "The Smoker" Kocur (Sax)
Alto saxophonist John Kocur isnt called The Smoker for nothing. Hes simply one of the finest soloists the D.C. jazz scene has to offerand, it turns out, one of its most promising composers and bandleaders, too. -Michael J. West, Washington City Paper A promising young alto saxophonist, John Kocur has an unequivocally clear and forceful tone, and deploys it in precise but expressive solos. They call the kid the smoker for something. He tends to write post-bop tunes with thrash and groove, and leads a tight quartet."