Mr Col Loughnan

Lecturer in Saxophone

Saxophonist Col Loughnan is well known in Australia as a soloist, composer/arranger and teacher. He has been a member of the jazz faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 1978 and has toured the USA, Australia and Asia as a soloist and educator. He has appeared on numerous recordings, and his latest, Ellen St, was released on the Newmarket label in 2007.

Over the years, Col has worked with artists and ensembles as varied as Frank Sinatra, Freddie Hubbard, Sammy Davis Jr, Natalie Cole, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Toshiko/Tabakin Orchestra, The Daly/Wilson Big Band, Georgie Fame and Eberhardt Weber. He toured and recorded in the USA with his own group, Ayers Rock, from 1975-76 and with the Judy Bailey Quartet throughout Australia and Asia from 1981-86. He studied in the USA with Joe Allard, Victor Morosco and Eddie Daniels.

Col is also an accomplished arranger and music director for television. He was musical director for Rick Burch’s ABC Productions of the Marcia Hines and John Farnham TV Specials, a part-time staff arranger for TCN Channel 9 and musical director for Australia in the Ottawa and Christchurch Pacific Song Contests.

More information about Col including links to downloads of his music can be found here

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Areas of Study



C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music