Lucia Sarmiento is a young Peruvian Saxophonist, with a huge sound and effervescent personality. Born and raised in Lima, Perú, Lucia has been influenced by classic jazz players like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, as well as the modern…
Chris Klich been playing woodwind instruments for 50 years, starting at age 10 on the clarinet. At age 11 he began playing alto sax, and as a music major in college, my mentor Jimmy Cheatham encouraged me to learn how to play flute, as well, of which he’s played for 40 years…
Of course, the altissimo register really comes into its own in improvisational jazz, so if you’ve ever wanted to blow your horn like Lester Young or John Coltrane, read on!
64 Musical Studies for Saxophone, edited by Rami El-Farrah, is a compendium of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic-era masterpieces arranged for saxophone. The works are written to serve as a student primer to the Ferling Studies or other similar studies. Each lyrical study has been crafted to create a balance of musicality and pedagogy that allows […]
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 […]
Although Rovner Products’ production department had been idle since the end of March due to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s COVID-19 state mandate closing all non-essential businesses, in late April some of the company’s manufacturing equipment was redeployed. “In March, stories of desperate medical workers were all over the news, and we were horrified. We realized […]
It’s time for parents and teachers to shop for back to school supplies. If your child is a musician, it’s also time to make sure she (or he) has everything she needs to get started with this year’s school music program. Feeling prepared, confident, and ready for music lessons can keep students focused and interested in their music lessons.
Yesterday was a sad day. The Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Bobby Keys died at age 70. A statement on the Stones’ Facebook page read: ….