Tag Archives: soprano saxophone

February 28

1 Way @ the Go Factory 2.27.17

I had a great opportunity last night to play four of my own original compositions at the 10th anniversary of the 1Way series at the Go Factory on the West Side of Cleveland. I was actually amongst the first performers at this series 10 years ago and haven’t been back since so it was nice […]

November 12

Play However You Want [tomorrow night]

Many moons ago, as I was struggling through some Mendelssohn clarinet excerpts, I was given some sage advice in the form of a question. She said to me, “you know you can play the clarinet however you want, right?” I’ve thought about that a lot since that day. What she meant wasn’t that I could […]

November 10

Soprano Saxophone Listening List

This coming friday (11/13) I will be performing two original solo soprano compositions in concert. As i’ve been preparing this week i’ve been listening to a lot of soprano players and i’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share. This is one of my absolute favorite soprano recordings and it also happens to […]

October 04

Correct Saxophone Intonation (Overcoming the Natural Intonation Spectrum)

Those of you who know me are probably bored of hearing me talk about intonation and the need for a comprehensive system because i’m always banging on about it, but I believe it’s important. I firmly believe that in order to play the saxophone in tune, you have to have a comprehensive system in place […]

September 04

Cirque Excerpts

I’ve been working on some excerpts from a few different Cirque du Soleil shows lately. They’re available on their website ¬†with backing tracks and the music is really interesting…and challenging! A lot of it definitely sounds like French circus music but there are many tunes with interesting world music sounds. It’s all very colorful stuff. […]