Alto Reed (born in Detroit, Michigan) is the long-time saxophonist with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. His most recognizable performances include the soulful introduction to “Turn the Page” and the saxophone solo in “Old Time Rock and Roll”. Alto has also done the soundtracks for two of Jeff Daniels films and has performed with many bands and music artists; Ormandy (early mid-Michigan band), Foghat, Grand Funk, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Alan Anthony, Enchantment, Jamie Oldaker, George Terry, Dave Mason, Spencer Davis, Tico Torres, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, The Blues Brothers, The Ventures, in Romania with the Super Star band Holograf, in Jamaica for the Montego Bay Jazz and Blues Festival which is one of the largest Jazz and Blues Festivals in the world, in Serbia with Texas Flood and in Australia with Country Music Super Star Lee Kernaghan.
Having been to a “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” once already with Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band in 2004, Alto met and performed with “Rock & Roll’s Greatest Guitar Band” The Ventures in 2008 and found himself once again at the Waldorf Astoria when The Ventures invited him to perform with them on one of TV’s Greatest Theme Songs, “Hawaii 50”, for their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. More recently Alto has focused his musical attention on the Spectacular Island of Maui which has become a music mecca and Stellar collection of musicians, singers and venues for live performances such as Steven Tyler, Willie K., Mick Fleetwood, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald & Alice Cooper, with venues like “Fleetwood’s” in Lahaina, all of whom Alto has lent his talent to.