UT Tyler to offer workshop for saxophonists March 26th

UT Tyler to offer workshop for saxophonists March 26th
The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Music will once again hold “UT Tyler Saxophone Day,” Dr. Michael Thrasher, School of Performing Arts director, announced. The public event is 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in the UT Tyler Center …
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Sun Ra’s 100th Birthday to Be Celebrated By 100 Sax Players
WASHINGTON PARK — Organizers are hoping for 100 saxophonists to gather in Washington Park on Thursday to celebrate what would have been jazz composer Sun Ra’s 100th birthday. “This is a historic opportunity to share our collective energy in honor of …
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Saxophone Summit brings together six stellar saxophonists
The Yale School of Music will present a Saxophone Summit featuring six great performers on the entire family of instruments, from the soprano sax to the rare contrabass. The stellar lineup includes Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Antonio Hart, Todd Bashore, Frank …
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6 Saxophonists You Should Know About

Noname6 Saxophonists You Should Know About
In preparation for Supreme Sonacy (Vol. 1)’s August 7th release (our second album under the Revive/Blue Note Records imprint), we are showcasing six saxophonists who helped make our joint-compilation album possible. This is a continuation of our new …
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Trombonist, 2 saxophonists to enter jazz hall of fame
NEW YORK — Saxophonists Wayne Shorter and Ben Webster and trombonist J.J. Johnson have been chosen as the 2016 inductees into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Shorter is equally renowned as one of the greatest living jazz improvisers …
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Michael Griffin headlines Wollongong Jazz Showcase on April 7
Michael is one of the country’s most exciting young saxophonists and it’ll be really exciting for the students to be able to see and hear someone so young play jazz at such a high level, Dunan said. That’s the beauty of these Jazz …
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Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists

Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists
At a ceremony and concert last night in Washington, D.C., the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz named Melissa Aldana, 24, the winner of its annual competition for young musicians. The highest-profile event of its kind, this year’s competition was open to …
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Bruce Springsteen announces two saxophonists to replace the late, great Clarence Clemons on tour
Bruce Springsteen has announced that two saxophonists, including Clarence Clemons’ nephew, will join his upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. The announcement was made Thursday on Springsteen’s website. Springsteen says longtime collaborator …
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UT Tyler to offer workshop for saxophonists
The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Music will hold its UT Tyler Saxophone Day on Saturday, Dr. Michael Thrasher, School of Performing Arts director, announced. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the UT Tyler Center for the Musical Arts.
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Latest Saxophonists News

musicSix of the best… classical saxophonists
Best known for being an important part of the jazz and pop music scenes, the mighty saxophone is often overlooked when it comes to classical music. However, here too its expressive, fluid tone and surprising amount of repertoire means that it has a major …
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Butler, Albright combine talents for NPAC performance
He was also one of 10 saxophonists to play at former President Bill Clinton’s inauguration ceremony. Butler and Albright, despite their long list of individual accomplishments and talents, have found a perfect match to bring the audience a night of jazz …
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Jazz festival showcases popular saxophonists
The hottest names in jazz music joined forces in honor of Mother’s Day at the annual Red Cat Jazz Festival in Galveston on Sunday, May 8. Every year the Red Cat Jazz Preservation Society, a non-profit organization, celebrates the rich heritage of the …
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musicJazz sax dynamo Howell brings energy to bay shows
When saxophonist Richard Howell talks about his formative influences, he doesn’t just name the jazz legends he consorted with as a young musician. The Southern California native got his start on the Los Angeles scene playing jazz, salsa, funk and R&B …
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Review: Saxophonist Chris Potter at Jazz Showcase
Playing before a crowded house Thursday evening at the Jazz Showcase, saxophonist Chris Potter led the current version of his Underground quartet in an opening set of remarkable eloquence, intellectual substance, technical acuity and expressive range.
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NPR’s Tiny Desk contest opened concert series to indie bands nationwide
Top honors were claimed by some the biggest names in Buffalo jazz, among them saxophonists Dave Schiavone, Bruce Johnstone and Bobby Militello; pianist Bobby Jones; trumpeter Tim Clarke; and drummer John Bacon, Jr. But what truly makes this first …
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