The Sound Of Sax

Sound Of Sax logo, Museum of Making Music, San Diego, exhibit, installation
If you live in the San Diego region of California, or plan to visit there between now an January 2013, you will likely want to check out the Museum Of Making Music’s (MOMM) new exhibit that is opening on Saturday, May 19. The Sound of Sax: How the Saxophone Won America’s Soul, is 7 month-long installation that celebrates the saxophone, and its contribution to music.

Discover a powerful story about a powerful instrument. It’s the story of a genius instrument maker cheered by audiences but jeered by competitors. It’s the story of a 1920s America wild about a new kind of sound. It’s the story of jazz, unleashed, free to roam and improvise like never before. And it’s a story of how music is made–an endless cycle of innovation as ancient as music itself, where musician, composer, listener and manufacturer stretch the boundaries of sound, composition and performance. “The Sound of Sax” runs from May 2012 to January 2013. It’s a story you won’t want to miss.

Source: MOMM

The exhibit kicks off this coming Saturday, with a reception hosted by special guests Blaise Garza, Rob Verdi and Vinny Golia. After a tour of the exhibit with these saxophonists, there’s a concert-conversation with Charles McPherson.

If you’re interested in getting tickets to the opening, or finding out more about the MOMM’s hours of operation and entrance fees, check out its website.

If anyone reading this goes/has gone to this exhibit, please chime in with a comment. Or if your the shy type, drop me an email. I’m curious to know what the exhibit is all about.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

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Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.

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