Tini Thomsen MAXSAX

Saturday, February 20, 2016

What happens if you mix Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age with baritone sax?   An amazing German bari player called Tini Thomsen has been doing just that over the last few years with her MaxSax project.
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How to play melodic jazz solos on saxophone

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Ever felt like your improvising just doesn’t sound like you want it to?   I think we’ve all felt that from time to time and most commonly the issue lies with the way we are constructing our melodic lines.
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Dave O'Higgins

Saturday, September 19, 2015

From performing with Frank Sinatra to touring the USA with Darius Brubeck, Dave is one of the busiest and most successful sax players to come out of the UK.   I caught up with Dave to have a chat about his approach to learning saxophone and find out more about his recent recording project.
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How to get funding for a jazz project

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As a lifelong student of music, and jazz in particular, I’m continually looking to develop as an artist, improviser, composer, or mentor. One way to do this is to create new musical projects.
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Jamie Oehlers Interview

Monday, February 09, 2015

With a long list of accolades including winning the World Saxophone Competition in 2003, Jamie Oehlers is well and truly regarded as one of Australia's leading jazz artists.  Along with a busy schedule of performances around the world, Jamie is also head of Jazz Studies at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Music in Perth, where he is an inspiration for many up and coming musicians.
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