In the 1980s Jan Menu (Kloosterzande, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, 13 June 1962) develops into an eminent saxophonist, a mainstay in many orchestras with a variety of styles. At first he mainly plays the alto and tenor saxophone, but gradually the baritone becomes his main instrument. As a child Jan Menu receives piano lessons and takes his first steps as a saxophonist in the local brass band St. Cecilia. He studies agricultural sciences at Wageningen University for a short while, and soon switches to the Technical University Twente in Enschede. It turns out that a technical education is not for him, because jazz starts to dominate his life more and more. Jan Menu starts gigging on alto saxophone whenever he can in the Enschede area. For jazz aficionados it has become clear by then that there is a bright future for him in jazz. He himself sees this too, for he opts for a conservatory training.

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