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February 20, 2019

I just learned that Vandoren has come out with a new chamber size for their V16 Jazz Mouthpieces.  

From the Vandoren website:

"• S+ : The new S+ chamber is the next step in the evolution of the V16 alto mouthpiece. It offers a richer depth of sound while keeping the...

January 5, 2019

Every now and then something might not work correctly on your musical equipment.  Whether it is an alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar, ukulele, piano keyboard, or other instrument, regular and routine maintenance is very important in preventing ma...

January 4, 2019

I have a lot of students asking me what mouthpieces they recommend when they are ready to take their playing to the next step!  The benefits of upgrading our mouthpiece are tremendous.  With a new higher quality mouthpiece, a student will instantly progress in their to...

November 29, 2018

Have you ever noticed that your reeds don't play the same when the weather changes?  Here in southern California it is about to rain and I can definitely feel how the weather effects my reeds!  The extra humidity in the air can make your reeds play stuffy and weak.  Th...

November 27, 2018

I recently got a new neck strap that I am thrilled about!  The Yamaha Air Cell neck strap is a simple device that works great!  I have always fluctuated between modern shoulder harness straps and conventional neck straps, but I found that the shoulder harness straps cr...

October 24, 2018

It is always a thrill when modern rock bands incorporate saxophones and jazz influences into their music. I got the opportunity to perform at The Hi Hat with upcoming LA based rock band Laureline.  @laurelineband

March 10, 2018

All About Jazz is a great website full of amazing reviews of awesome new Jazz albums.  Check out some reviews of "Following Signs" by Justin Janer.


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