SAXOPHONE Life

Interviews, reviews and advice to keep you inspired.

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...

New album from Roxy Coss

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. The 10 original tracks on the album are a wonderful balance of lyrical., interesting melodies and sensitive,...

Tim Garland Interview

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...

New Music Books for Saxophone Players

Music publisher Schott has released a range of new music books for beginner to intermediate players. Here are some of our favourites.   The Play-Along Groove Collection of books from Schott are great for those getting started with improvising. Easy Funk Play-Along is...

Making the most of Transcriptions

If you have ever studied improvisation with a serious teacher, it is pretty likely that at some point or other you were assigned to work on a transcribed solo.   Whether doing a transcription yourself or working from someone else's transcription, it sometimes seems to...

PLAYER PROFILE: Andy Ross

Incognito saxophonist Andy Ross talks about his career as a busy pop player with some of the top UK groups.