Secondary Characters Present The Hunchback of Notre Dame

My horns getting all prettied up for The Hunchback of Notre Dame For the second time this year I find myself surrounded by a sea of instruments—all my own and that I am responsible for—as I am in the pit orchestra for Secondary Character’s production of The Hunchback of Notre…

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Branford Marsalis In Concert

Last night I went to see a saxophone player I had never seen in concert before. Branford Marsalis was performing at the Vancouver Jazz Festival. His performance was done partially with the VSO, at the Orpheum Theatre. The first half of the 2½ hour show was classical in nature, and…

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Happy Saxophone Day 2016

Given the insanity of the past few months and weeks, and what is sure to be an equally batshit crazy next 72+ hours, I thought we could all use a moment of comedic relief in our lives. May Mr. Potato Head bring good reed karma to your saxophone Sunday. I…

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Sigurd Rascher Not Popular With All

We all know Sigurd Rascher as a saxophone virtuoso. He was the one the earliest, and arguably the most influential, classical saxophone player in the early part of the 20th century. However, when he first started performing classical music on our instrument, not everyone was impressed. Take for example, the…

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