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Travelling with a Saxophone

The Plane Truth: 10 Tips for Traveling with your Saxophone

Sometimes I think back on the way it used to be… I traveled regularly with multiple horns and never had a problem getting on a plane. Usually a tenor and a soprano, sometimes even a backpack with a clarinet and flute too. When I moved to the east coast for college, I even remember getting two […]

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Saxophone and Woodwind Doubling

Do Saxophone Players Really Need to Double?

As a sax player coming up, it was strongly engrained in my subconscious that no woodwind doubling equals no music career. I remember going to my strict but highly effective sax teacher Vince Trombetta (who also taught this other sax player named Michael Baker – or Brecker or something like that) and the accompanying displeasure of […]

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Klose Exercises

The Klose Exercises and 6 Ways to Seriously Boost Your Playing

This guest post is from saxophone and multi-reed player, composer, recording artist, and educator Sam Sadigursky of SamSadigursky.com I recently have been working extensively with a student on the Klose book of 25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone, which are an absolute essential for any saxophonist who is looking to improve their technique. In many ways, it might […]

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Katisse Buckingham

Katisse Buckingham on Odd Time Signatures, Proper Warmups…and Anchorman

Taking on the tenor, alto & soprano saxophones, flute, alto flute & ethnic flutes as well as spoken word, Katisse Buckingham is one of Los Angeles’ most seasoned and versatile musicians. Not surprisingly to anyone who’s heard him play, Katisse’s musical resume includes associations with names such as The Yellowjackets, Prince, Dr. Dre, Airto & […]

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Improve your Sax Playing – with Flute Exercises!

Improve your Sax Playing – with Flute Exercises!

I’m always on the lookout for exercises that develop tone, technique and articulation. While I use material that is familiar to saxophonists (e.g. The Universal Method, Oliver Nelson’s Patterns for Saxophone), I also draw from methods developed for other instruments. Having started as a classical flute player (until a Charlie Parker record changed my life), […]

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Jeff Driskill talks Practicing, Session Work, Doubling, Versatility, and More

Jeff Driskill talks Practicing, Session Work, Doubling, Versatility, and More

This week’s Best. Saxophone. Podcast. Ever. features top Los Angeles session saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, and arranger Jeff Driskill. Jeff’s played on a multitude of soundtracks including “Toy Story 3″, and has also worked with a multitude of film composers including John Williams. In the world of popular music, Jeff’s played with luminaries such as […]

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Adam Niewood

Adam Niewood Talks Music Schools, Mouthpieces, Playing with the Heavyweights, and More

This week’s Best. Saxophone. Podcast. Ever. features highly renown Manhattan-based jazz saxophonist, multi-reedist, electronic wind instrument player, composer, and drummer Adam Niewood. Adam hails from an incredibly musical family, with his father being the late great saxophonist, woodwind doubler, and composer Gerry Niewood and mother, Gurly, a classical clarinetist and pianist. Adam’s carried on the family […]

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Sam Sadigursky

Podcast: Sam Sadigursky on Career, Doubling, the Creative Process, and More

In this week’s podcast, we speak with saxophonist, multi-reedist, composer and recording artist Sam Sadigursky. Sam’s played and recorded with artists as diverse as Ray Brown and Brad Mehldau. He is the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the NFAA/IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, and the John Coltrane Young Artist Award. Currently residing […]

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