Robert Shangrow, Craig Lawrence, Dana Brayton, Fred Taylor
Seattle, Washington
1977 - 1980


Dana Brayton ~ Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Flute
David Frierman ~ Electric and Acoustic Bass
Craig Lawrence ~ Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophone;  'Hosaphone', Toys
Robert Shangrow ~ Electric Bass
Fred Taylor ~ Drums, Percussion

In Memory of

Dana Brayton

Sanctuary was a jazz/fusion group started by Dana Brayton and Fred Taylor in 1977.   It started out as a series of jam sessions in Dana's home.   After he, Craig and I started bringing in our originals, we decided to form a working band.

Our very first appearance was live on the radio at the fabled KJZZ-AM station in Bellevue, WA, which was at the time the most successful and one of the only AM Jazz radio stations in the U.S.

Sanctuary worked in rooms like The Other Side of the Tracks in Auburn, WA, long-forgotten spots on First Ave S in Seattle's
Pioneer Square District, and The Gnu Deli in Olympia.

Sanctuary recorded two demos.  Tthe first was at Fred Taylor's CMC Studio (4-track) in Bothell, WA.  The second was at John Nelson's original 8-track Crow Studios in Bellingham.

Sanctuary's last performance was at the 1980 Bumbershoot Festival, where we teamed up with another saxophonist, and, for the first time, a vocalist. After that performance, Dana and his wife Carol returned to the Northeast, where Dana passed away in 2005 at age 53.

Craig Lawrence is very active as a teacher and leader of the Craig Lawrence Band.  Robert Shangrow lives in Seattle.  The whereabouts of other Sanctuary alumni are unknown at this time.

Fred Taylor, June 2014


Craig Lawrence Band

Fred Taylor Music

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Last Update:  12 June 2014
Credits:  Fred Taylor

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