“My role as a singing saxophonist began with our Glenn Miller program. Here I was to step into the footsteps of Tex Beneke, who played tenor sax in the Miller band and – as I was later told –also sang the vocal part in many songs. What I first thought was going to be a small inlay turned out to be a great challenge. Since that time I not only sing Tex Beneke parts, but also sing titles that require a "Tex-like" coloration. My initial “role“ has turned into a passion.“