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Snoop Dog

What Saxophone Players Can Learn from Snoop Dogg

I love Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Rollins. But instead of writing yet another article for an audience of sax players about a sax player, I thought I’d hop on over to the side of the hippity-hop, since sometimes the best way to drive a point home is to look at the subject matter from the […]

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Saxophonist Grace Kelly

Saxophone Prodigy Grace Kelly’s Astounding Musical Journey

When putting these interview articles together, sometimes I get an artist whose accomplishments are so impressive and numerous that it makes putting everything into a few paragraphs, well, kind of a pain in the tush. That said, thanks a lot Grace Kelly. I’ll go ahead and list just a few of the bullet points here: […]

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Ska Saxophone

How Versatile a Sax Player Are You?

Professional saxophone players have it made. The online resume service ResumeService.com once recommended that professional musicians should present a portfolio that represents a wide variety of musical styles, as it broadens the musician’s market appeal to potential employers. In this economy, everyone is concerned with value-for-dollar. Upon hiring a musician for live gigs, the employer […]

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Louis Gerrits - Michael Brecker's Unofficial Historian

Louis Gerrits, The World’s Foremost Michael Brecker Historian

A Labor of Love I remember being in sixth grade and asking my sax teacher the inevitable question: “Who’s the best saxophone player in the world?” Of course, there can never be a definitive answer to a question like that, but my teacher didn’t miss a beat when he replied, “Michael Brecker.” And he wasn’t […]

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Viral Saxophone Videos You Can't Afford to Miss

Viral Saxophone Videos You Can’t Afford to Miss

For any of us who find ourselves frequenting YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or really any social media site, it’s been hard to escape that buzz that surrounds the latest viral video to hit the worldwide. However, for saxfolk such as ourselves, the video I’m talking about was not just any old video, but no less than […]

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A Sit Down with 21-Year Old Sax Boss Adam Larson

A Sit Down with 21-Year Old Sax Boss Adam Larson

At the tender age of 21, Adam Larson has attained a level of musical mastery that many professionals twice his age would only dream of having.  Hailing from the unusually-named town of Normal, Illinois, Larson recently made the move to New York City where he currently attends at the Manhattan School of Music. Cool thing about […]

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80's Sax Solos

80’s Sax Solos

The popular music of the 1980’s carried with it a powerful legacy for us saxophone players. Unlike the pop music of today, much of which is sampled, sequenced, and looped, the music of the 80’s made frequent use of the saxophone solo. Classic solos on songs such as “Careless Whisper,” “I Can’t Go for That,” […]

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