Power Players – The Stars from T.O.P.

Power Players – The Stars from T.O.P.

Throughout their more than 40 year history, funk superband Tower of Power have had more than their fair share of amazing tenor players. The band was originally formed in 1968 by tenor player Emilio Castillo and bari player Stephen “Doc” Kupka. They were quickly out...
Dave O’Higgins Interview

Dave O’Higgins Interview

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...
Can you learn saxophone online?

Can you learn saxophone online?

What do you do if you want to learn saxophone but can’t find a teacher? You go online! The last few years have seen a massive growth in online learning. According to UNESCO, 6 billion people around the world now have access to mobile phones and digital devices. With...
Silverstein Works Ligature Review

Silverstein Works Ligature Review

Much has been written and discussed about ligature design and relevance to your sound production on saxophone. Although some players will argue that a ligature makes little difference to the tone, I have found over the last 25 years that it can make a huge difference...
Jamie Oehlers Interview

Jamie Oehlers Interview

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...
Play Better Feel Better

Play Better Feel Better

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. Stress Reliever...