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Boney James Interview

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Creating your own sound is what we all strive for as sax players. Boney James has been doing just that since releasing his first solo album in 1992. His soulful playing bridges the pop, RnB and Jazz worlds and has earned him 4 Grammy nominations and a Soul Train Award.
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RETR0SPECTIVE: Michael Brecker

Monday, February 15, 2016

Some players attain a legendary status within a particular genre of music.  They’ll play the smoothest of smooth, the hippest of bebop, the most experimental of free… and then there is Michael Brecker.
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Andy Sheppard Interview

Monday, November 09, 2015

Since the 1980’s ECM artist Andy Sheppard has been one of the UK’s most identifiable saxophonists.   As a composer and saxophonist he has recorded and toured with so many amazing musicians including free jazz pianist Carla Bley, Gill Evans and John Schofield. I caught up with Andy to chat about the approach to learning saxophone that has made him so successful.
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RAY GELATO: Why Blues Players are Important

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Any discussion about great jazz saxophonists will generally mention the same bunch of players - John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano and more recently Eric Alexander.
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Illinois Jacquet

Monday, October 19, 2015

The innovative, creative sax sound of Illinois Jacquet has influenced every rhythm and blues and rock and roll sax player since.
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Elan Trotman Interview

Saturday, October 17, 2015

I first heard of this great new contemporary sax player when he toured the UK with smooth jazz legend Peter White.  That was in 2012 and now it seems his name is popping up everywhere! I caught up with Elan in between tours for a chat about his career and how he got started.
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Candy Dulfer Interview

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Born and raised in Holland, Candy recorded her first million selling album “Saxuality” at just 19 years old for which she won a Grammy nomination. That was back in 1989 and since then she has toured and recorded with Prince, Van Morrison, Sheila E and just about everyone else you can think of, as well as released a slew of brilliant albums in her own funky style. She has even been a judge on Holland’s X Factor!
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Ornette Coleman

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Andy Snitzer Interview

Friday, June 19, 2015

From Miles Davis to the Rolling Stones, Andy Snitzer is one of the busiest and most successful touring musicians on the scene today.   I caught up with Andy just before he set off on a European tour with Paul Simon and Sting, to have a chat about his career and his approach to learning saxophone.
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Fred Hemke

Friday, May 29, 2015

For me, two American sages of the saxophone come to mind who are responsible for the development and teaching of the modern classical saxophone today… Eugene Rousseau and Frederick Hemke.
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Theo Wanne

Laurinda Davidson

Ollie Weston

Simon Niblock

Steve Crow

Stephen Power

Susanne Pearce

Craig Buhler

Ben Britton

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