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Alto Powerhouse Mike DiRubbo Talks Sound, Self Confidence, and Sequences

Alto Powerhouse Mike DiRubbo Talks Sound, Self Confidence, and Sequences

Those of us familiar with Mike DiRubbo's fiery brand of no-nonsense improvised flights of fancy can attest to the fact that he's a major player in the jazz saxophone game. With shades of Kenny Garret, Jackie McLean, and John Coltrane, DiRubbo's alto speaks in a distinctly powerful voice that's at the same time modern and timeless. Traveling ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Saxophone Prodigy Grace Kelly's Astounding Musical Journey

Saxophone Prodigy Grace Kelly's Astounding Musical Journey

When putting these interview articles together, sometimes I get an artist whose accomplishments are so impressive and numerous that it makes putting everything into a few paragraphs, well, kind of a pain in the tush. That said, thanks a lot Grace Kelly. I'll go ahead and list just a few of the bullet points here:

Has recorded 7 ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

What Makes Saxophone Stalwart Mel Martin Tick?

What Makes Saxophone Stalwart Mel Martin Tick?

Playing alongside giants such as Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Boz Scaggs, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, and B.B. King, Mel Martin has cut his teeth in the company of some of the jazz history's finest. With his outings as both a leader and solo artist, Martin has collected honors such as being ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Jazz Saxophone Firebrand Jay Collins Takes a Leap to the Funky Side

Jazz Saxophone Firebrand Jay Collins Takes a Leap to the Funky Side

Who says that all sax players with world-class jazz chops must restrict themselves to the Blue Notes and Village Vanguards of the world? Not Jay Collins. A product of Portland, Oregon's surprisingly vibrant jazz scene in the late 80's and early 90's, Jay's footing in the jazz world is more than solid. It's not just any jazzman who ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Daniel Bennett on Creating a Truly Unique Musical Statement and More

Daniel Bennett on Creating a Truly Unique Musical Statement and More

Generously lauded in publications such as The Village Voice, The Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, and the Boston Globe, it's obvious that Daniel Bennett is the toast of his former town (he is now based in New York City). With a list of teachers that includes Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, it's easy to see why ...

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Loren Stillman Shares a Killer Practice Routine and Much More

Loren Stillman Shares a Killer Practice Routine and Much More

A glitteringly inventive saxophonist and composer, Brooklyn's own Loren Stillman spins sonic worlds of wonder. With impressionistic shades of traditional jazz punctuating his utterly modern playing and compositional sensibilities, his multiple recordings have garnered rave reviews from publications such as The New York Times, Cadence, Jazz Times, Jazziz Magazines and Downbeat. Stillman comes armed with an dangerous ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Fabled Music Man Bob Mintzer Shares Decades Worth of Wisdom

Fabled Music Man Bob Mintzer Shares Decades Worth of Wisdom

Bob Mintzer is a 20-year member of the Grammy Award winning Yellowjackets, has recorded some 30 solo projects including his own Grammy winning big band, holds the Buzz McCoy endowed chair position on the faculty University of Southern California, does workshops all over the world, writes books on jazz, writes for orchestra, concert band, and big ...

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Katisse Buckingham on Odd Time Signatures, Proper Warmups...And Anchorman

Katisse Buckingham on Odd Time Signatures, Proper Warmups...And Anchorman

Taking on the tenor, alto & soprano saxophones, flute, alto flute & ethnic flutes as well as spoken word, Katisse Buckingham is one of Los Angeles' most seasoned and versatile musicians. Not surprisingly to anyone who's heard him play, Katisse's musical resume includes associations with names such as The Yellowjackets, Prince, Dr. Dre, Airto & Flora Purim, ...

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Saxophone Powerhouse Bob Reynolds on Mastery, John Mayer, and More

Saxophone Powerhouse Bob Reynolds on Mastery, John Mayer, and More

In a very special video piece for Best. Saxophone. Website. Ever., NYC saxophonist and music entrepreneur Marc Plotkin interviews saxophonist, composer, educator and sideman to John Mayer, Bob Reynolds. For those of you who only know him as John Mayer's sax man, you're only getting a small slice of Bob Reynolds' musical world. Michael Bublé, Nellie McKay, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Shying Away from Comfort Zones with Adam Kolker

Shying Away from Comfort Zones with Adam Kolker

Over the course of his storied career as a sideman, Adam Kolker has worked with the likes of The Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Big Band, Bruce Barth, Judi Silvano, Kenny Wheeler's Large Ensemble, Ben Sher, Bobby Previte, Gunther Schuller, and others. On the solo front, his latest album, Reflections has the Grammy-nominated sax and woodwind ...