Saunders was born in Atlanta, Georgia, raised in Birmingham Alabama. He has a BS from UGA and played in the Redcoat Band and Jazz Ensemble for four years. He followed up with his MD degree from MCG, a Residency at MCG in Orthopedic Surgery. He was involved in a local Big Band there as well as rock and roll bands. Next awas a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery and Asst. Professor @ UAB playing sax during all of this.
Saunders is an Orthopedic Surgeon by training, a Jazz player since the 4th grade. He's now retired and playing around north Georgia. He plays in several big bands around Atlanta as well as a combo and Dixieland. He is an Asst. Professor in the Biology Department at Kennesaw State University and teaches Anatomy and Physiology.
He's played with: UGA Redcoat Band, UGA Jazz Ensemble, AV Node and the Valves of Houston, Flashback, Augusta Big Band. He's played with “Whisperin’” Bill Anderson, James Brown, Sentimental Journey Orchestra, Atlanta Swing Orchestra ,GPC Jazz Ensemble, Peachtree Jazz