Fernando Saunders on Lou Reed, playing the White House and hitting Harlem jazz clubs with the Czech political elite

Fernando Saunders
(Image credit: Courtesy of Fernando Saunders)

Few musicians have as advanced a resume as Fernando Saunders, the Detroit-born singer, songwriter and producer who has worked alongside a host of major names. He first came to prominence alongside the disco musician Hamilton Bohannon, before finding wider fame with the Jeff Beck/Jan Hammer Group. 

This in turn led to fruitful partnerships with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull, as well as the beginning of a solo career that endures to this day, alongside recordings and performances with Joan Baez, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Slash, Heart, Pat Benatar, Tori Amos and John McLaughlin.

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