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Tim Garland Interview

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Composer, saxophonist and bandleader Tim Garland is regarded as one of the best musicians to come out of the UK. For years he has been part of Chick Corea’s bands and was awarded a Grammy in 2009 for his work him. I spoke to Tim about his amazing career and how he approaches learning saxophone.
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PLAYER PROFILE: Andy Ross

Friday, April 01, 2016

Andy Ross is the saxophone player for UK funk pioneers Incognito. In this player profile, Andy talks about how he got started in the music scene as a sax player and shares tips on how to learn saxophone.
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Steve Cole Interview

Friday, April 01, 2016

Steve Cole has one of the most original voices on the smooth jazz scene but his journey to success is a little different to what you would expect. I caught up with Steve to find out more about what makes him tick, what inspires him and how he approaches practising saxophone.
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Jessy J interview

Sunday, March 20, 2016

In a crowded field of contemporary saxophone players, Jessy J’s funky, Latino flavoured playing stands head and shoulders above the rest. Since her first album in 2008, produced by Paul Brown, she has been awarded with a #1 album, #1 track and named Debut Artist of the Year. I caught up with Jessy to find out more about her story, and her approach to playing sax.  Read More

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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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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Nigel Hitchcock interview

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ever since he was barely in his teens, Nigel Hitchcock has been amazing audiences with his prodigious technique and improv skills.
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Dave Koz Interview

Friday, December 11, 2015

Since the 1980’s Dave Koz has been one of the most successful commercial saxophone players in the world.
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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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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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Theo Wanne

Laurinda Davidson

Ollie Weston

Simon Niblock

Steve Crow

Stephen Power

Susanne Pearce

Craig Buhler

Ben Britton

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