Marius Neset: “When I Play the Sax, I Want to Be Able to Use It as a Tool for Creative Expression. That’s What I Want to Do Most With My Music”
In this interview, jazz saxophonist Marius Neset details his early career successes as well as a new release called 'Manmade' Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, recorded with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Melissa Aldana: “In the Moment”
Melissa Aldana talks in this interview with Derek Brown about her new release, "12 Stars" on Blue Note, her career, music and life.
Valentine Michaud: “Classical Saxophone Is a Very Special Entity. You Have to Make It Interesting for Your Audience in Order to Be Successful”
Classical saxophone soloist and entrepreneur Valentine Michaud talks at length about her experience in forming a career through diverse projects, staying organised during busy times, and what she learned during the pandemic.
Achille Succi: “If You Want to Be a Musician, Always Put Music First”
Jazz saxophonist Achille Succi talks about his first experiences as a musician and how this has influenced his career as an improviser and teacher.
Lars Mlekusch: “For Me, Music Has Always Been About Communication”
Conductor, saxophonist and educator Lars Mlekusch shares his experience dealing with focal dystonia and how that shaped his career as a conductor and teacher. He is the Saxophone Professor at the Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.
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.