NAMM Show 2021: Product Spotlight on the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

Yamaha recently introduced the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone, a first-of-its-kind instrument that allows saxophonists of all levels and those new to playing a wind instrument to create great sounding music from the very start. The YDS-150 effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense […]

Jeff Stockham’s Past, Present & Future As a Horn Player

Trumpeter/hornist Jeff Stockham is well-known to Upstate New York music fans. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a veteran of the renowned Eastman Jazz Ensemble, his performance credits read like a Who’s Who of the upstate New York music scene. He has performed with the Central New York Jazz Orchestra, Salt City […]

Prateek Thakur

Saxophonist Prateek Thakur Triumphs Through Music

At a young age, Prateek was diagnosed with impaired hearing, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a music teacher. He had to work twice as hard to make sure he was successful. Whenever one of his students feels discouraged, he always tells them that if he can accomplish his dream despite all the challenges he faced, anyone can do it.

The Ethics of Sax — a Chat with Jeff Coffin

Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Jeff fronts numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD’s on Ear Up Records.

Jupiter Grenadilla Piccolo

The Jupiter JPC1100E piccolo is a grenadilla wood instrument with a grenadilla wood hand-cut headjoint and silver-plated nickel silver keywork. It is a serious player’s instrument that will satisfy the requirements of accomplished students and discriminating hobbyists. Features include: Grenadilla Wood Body and Headjoint provide a unique tonal presence that projects a beautifully full sound […]