I’m writing this list at a coffee shop in Des Moines, IA before my forty fifth show on a 44-day tour. In the last 44 days I had the pleasure of playing in multiple cities in WI, MI, MN, ND, SD, WY, MT, ID, UT, WA, BC, OR, CA, AZ, TX, Mexico, NM, CO, NE [read more…]
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Introduction At the 2019 NAMM Show, I was able to meet up with Jeff Ellwood, who is a saxophone player and teacher based out of Southern California. I have been following Jeff’s playing for quite some time as well practicing his educational materials, which are very good for players at all levels. For those of [read more…]
Greetings! My name is Sean Imboden and I am a saxophonist based in Indianapolis. I’ve recently released a new book entitled Standard Etudes Vol. 1, which is designed to help students of improvisation expand their language and ability to solo over chord changes. I’d like to dig into two of the concepts in the book [read more…]
Introduction At the 2019 NAMM Show, I stopped by the DANSR booth and had the opportunity to briefly try the Vandoren M/O Pink Gold (some call it Rose Gold) ligature. Recently, Michael Fenoglio, Vandoren Brand Manager, was nice enough to send me a Vandoren M/O Pink Gold ligature for tenor saxophone. I will be comparing [read more…]
Anyhow who’s subscribed to the Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever. newsletter or follows the site on social media knows that I’ve just released a new course by sax legend, David Liebman titled The Ultimate Guide to Saxophone Sound Production. In a nutshell, it’s the culmination of his entire life’s work teaching the art of saxophone sound [read more…]
Biography As a saxophonist, composer and teacher, native New Yorker Sam Dillon has established himself as one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. Currently, Sam maintains a very active performance schedule as both a bandleader and member of The Jimmy Heath Big Band, The Slide Hampton Octet, The Mingus Big Band, The [read more…]