Play Better Feel Better

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

So, we all know that playing saxophone can make you feel great. But did you know, it can actually do you good?  A number of recent studies have shown that playing a musical instrument regularly can have positive effects on your health and wellbeing.
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New album from Roxy Coss

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Rising star on the New York scene Roxy Coss released her brilliant second album last month. She is a Downbeat Critics Poll winner and an amazing young player.
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Saxophone News

Sunday, April 24, 2016

There has been lots going on this month in the world of saxophone with competition winners and new album releases.
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New Music: April 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

Here is a quick round up of our favourite new albums in April 2016.
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Introducing Johnny Griffin

Friday, April 01, 2016

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Syzygy Saxophone Quartet Review

Friday, April 01, 2016

Andy Scott, saxophone lecturer at the Royal Northern School of Music looks at the latest album from the Syzygy Saxophone Quartet.
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LEGEND: Cannonball Adderley

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Cannonball Adderley took the technical dexterity of Charlie Parker and mixed it with a sense of cool blues and funk.
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Sax on Screen

Friday, March 18, 2016

When you start to look around for TV and movie themes that feature the sax, one thing that strikes you is how much really great playing there is on these tracks.
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Randy Villars

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

As saxophone player for funk legend Bootsy Collins, Randy Villars has toured the world.  In this Player Profile, Randy shares his experiences touring with t his legend, plus shares some advice on how to learn saxophone that has made him so successful.
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Sax, Songs and the Stars and Stripes

Saturday, March 12, 2016

As America stood on the brink of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln used his inaugural speech to plead for peace.  Inspired by this seminal moment in history, American saxophonist and composer Brian McCarthy’s has created a new work for jazz ensemble, which includes both new compositions and reworkings of the music of the Civil War period. It’s called “The Better Angels of our Nature”. We caught up with Brian to find out more.
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