Mario Marzi: “We Have to Work on Being Musicians, Not Just Saxophone Players”
World-class Saxophonist Mario Marzi talks with us about his time studying with Jean-Marie Londeix, performing in orchestras as a saxophonist, and his hidden talents outside of music.
Nobuya Sugawa: “It Is Essential to Listen to a Wide Range of Music, Not Just Classical Saxophone”
In this interview for Sax Magazine, Nobuya Sugawa talks about his career, the vision of the saxophone in Japanese culture, and much more.
A Conversation With the Kebyart Ensemble
Pere Méndez (soprano), Víctor Serra (alto saxophone), Robert Seara (tenor), and Daniel Miguel (baritone) are the members of the Kebyart Ensemble, a promising saxophone quartet selected to participate in the ECHO Rising Stars program. See what they tell us in this interview.
Derek Brown: “You Have to Play Music Because You Love It and Because It’s Challenging, and You Have to Stay Healthy Doing It”
In this interview, we spoke with Derek Brown about the special techniques he uses on the saxophone. He advises musicians who would like to be in his field and talks about the recent struggle he overcame to continue playing the saxophone.
Mike DiRubbo: “You’ve Got to Be True to Whatever It Is That You Hear”
Mike DiRubbo is a New York-based musician who is not only a saxophonist but is also a bandleader, composer, and educator. In this interview, you’ll read how he worked his way to New York as well as his timeless advice for developing jazz musicians.
Arno Bornkamp: “Don’t Be Afraid of Challenges”
Arno Bornkamp is a world-renowned saxophonist who was one of the forerunners in developing classical saxophone playing into what it is today. He shares secrets to how he developed his technical brilliance and multi-faceted collaborations with other musicians and composers.
Patrick Stadler: “I’m Learning a Lot From the Diversity That Each Student Brings”
Today we have Patrick Stadler (Professor of Saxophone at Nuremberg University of Music, Germany), a pedagogue who pays attention to each of his students' singularities to strengthen their progress. You cannot miss this.
Desmond Amos: “You Need to Take Criticism to Be Able to Play Better”
On this occasion, we are interviewing Desmond Amos, a young Indonesian saxophonist whose videos accumulate millions of views on YouTube.
Miguel Ángel Lorente: “I Like to Listen to the Students and Try to Understand Their Concerns”
We get to know Miguel Ángel Lorente (Professor of Saxophone at Musikene, Spain). And it’s worth the effort to get to know him due to his profile as a complete chamber musician, his collaborations with symphony orchestras, and, above all, his whole approach to teaching the saxophone. After reading this, you will want to take a look at his lessons!
Frank Catalano: “If We Can Navigate Through the Music in a More Calm Fashion It Will Let Our Creativity Shine”
Today, we have the jazz musician Frank Catalano, an extraordinary talent. Nobody else can claim to have played with some of the greatest of all time, such as Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Tony Bennett, and Tito Puente, among others, all while in high school! Discover more of his history.
Paul Forsyth: “Performing With an Oboist Presents Different, Sometimes Eye-Opening, Challenges”
In this new interview with Paul Forsyth, he talks about his new recording "Metamorphosis" with the Three Reeds Duo. He also takes us through his career and shares his inspired approach to saxophone pedagogy and his warm-up routine. Are you going to miss this?
Todd Oxford: “The Technique of Playing Must Be Intertwined With Performance Artistry to Share Great Emotion and Love With the Audience”
We have the opportunity to speak with Todd Oxford. His students at Texas State University have such luck to have a teacher that has accumulated so much experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Today, he is our luck to have him with us, to get to know his vision of the saxophone.