Everything Saxophone Podcast
By Everything Saxophone Podcast
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Nick Mainella and Donna Schwartz bring you interviews, news, and reviews with some of the most exciting saxophonists in the world today. This is the place for the saxophone community to come together and learn through getting into the minds of our saxophone heroes. Enjoy the show and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
||CleanEpisode 028: Daniel Bennett||Daniel Bennett is a saxophonist, woodwind artist, educator, and band leader based out of New York. Daniel has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable voices of his generation. Daniel leads his group all over the country on a regular b.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 027: Doc Kupka||Stephen “Doc” Kupka is best known as the foundation of the horn section for Tower of Power, having performed on Baritone Sax with them for 50 years and running.Ever since co-writing “You’re Still a Young Man,” he really has enjoyed songwriti||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 026: Sylvain Carton||Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, Sylvain Carton has performed with a number of groups in a variety of genres. Born in France, and having lived in various parts of the U.S., Sylvain was exposed to many types of music growing up,||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 025: Miguel Zenon||Miguel Zenon is an alto saxophonist, composer, and band leader hailing from Puerto Rico. Miguel has been featured on over 70 recordings as a sideman and is about to release his 11th album under his own name.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: Rulon Brown of Key Leaves||Rulon Brown grew up in the boondocks of Anchorage, Alaska playing saxophone in coffee shops and pit orchestras for caffeinated audiences with cabin fever. As a teenager, he spent summers in Pittsburgh studying with legendary soul saxophonist Eric Klo||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Sharel Cassity||Having been nominated as Rising Star Alto Saxophone by Downbeat Magazine for 9 years in a row, Sharel Cassity is making a name for herself in the Jazz world. She’s performed with Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Natalie Cole,||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022: John Mackey of ReedJuvinate||John Mackey is a MD and biomedical researcher, a passionate jazz musician, and lead alto sax player in the River City Big Band in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. John is the founder and creator of ReedJuvinate,||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Adam Larson||Adam Larson is quickly becoming one of the most recognized names in the jazz world. Adam hails from Normal, IL and now lives, teaches, and performs in the New York City area. Adam has four albums as a leader and his latest album, Second City,||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 020: Sean Murphy||Sean Murphy is a classical saxophonist, educator, and publisher that has a lot to share and we think you’ll find this interview packed with useful information! Sean is currently a candidate for a DMA from the University of North Texas.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: Bobby Hurricane Spencer||Vocalist, saxophonist and songwriter/arranger, Bobby Hurricane Spencer lifts the spirits and moves the body with his deep soulful and funky blues. Recently named by Elmore Magazine as one of the top six killer artists you need to hear right now,||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Cory Weeds||Cory Weeds is a saxophonist, label owner, and one of Canada’s hardest working musicians. He studied saxophone at North Texas and has been making waves in the music industry ever since. He has performed with the likes of Mike Ledonne,||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Darren Rahn||Darren Rahn is a Canadian-born, Denver-based saxophonist, mixing engineer and producer with over 25 #1 singles, multiple Grammy nominations over the past 11 years. He has recorded 6 albums. His 5th album, Sonic Boom features the song, Losing You,||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: John Ellis||John Ellis is one of the most in demand saxophone and woodwind players in the world today. In 1992, John Ellis moved to New Orleans to study with the legendary Marsalis family, thus beginning his New Orleans connection.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 015: Jim Snidero||Jim Snidero is both a legendary saxophonist and educator of the highest caliber. Growing up in Camp Springs, Maryland, Snidero took to music and the saxophone at a young age. After attending the University of North Texas,||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 014: Jamey Aebersold||Jamey Aebersold was born July 21, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana. He attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with a Masters Degree in Saxophone. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Indiana University in 1992.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 013: Jazmin Ghent||Jazmin Deborah Ghent is a national jazz and gospel recording artist born in Heidelberg, Germany and currently residing in Central Florida. She was recently voted Best New Artist of 2017 by the Smooth Jazz Network.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Dan Gelok on Voicing, Overtones, and Altissimo||This week’s episode is a good one. Dan Gelok from the University of Houston stops by to give us somewhat of a masterclass on controlling the saxophone. This discussion comes in the form of talking about voicing, overtones, and altissimo.||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: Nigel McGill||Nigel McGill’s performing career is quite diverse, having performed with military bands, cruise ship ensembles, symphony orchestras and big bands. He has done extensive studio work, having performed for movies and many television shows including the||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: The Inside-Outside Saxophone Retreat||This week we welcome onto the show, the two Bobs. That is Bob Franceschini and Bob Hemenger. These two great saxophonists and educators are two of the three masterminds behind the Inside-Outside Saxophone Retreat which takes place in Tennessee every su.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Jon Irabagon||Jon Irabagon is one of the most original saxophone players on the scene today. After winning the Monk Competition in 2008, Jon has been making amazing records as well as becoming one of the most in demand sidemen in New York and the world over.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: Aaron Elvy of Marca Reeds||If you haven’t tried Marca Reeds yet, listen to this interview to see why you should! At NAMM 2018, Donna was hearing all this great buzz about Marca Reeds. Unfortunately, she got to the booth too late to get samples in the strength she needed,||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 007: Walter Smith III||Welcome back to another episode of the Everything Saxophone Podcast! I’m very excited to bring you this week’s episode with one of my favorite saxophone players on earth, Walter Smith III! Walter is one of the top voices in modern music and has rece||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Mike Lowenstern||Michael Lowenstern, widely considered one of the finest bass clarinetists in the world, has performed, recorded and toured as a soloist and with ensembles of every variety. He has performed with groups such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Kle||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Roxy Coss||Roxy Coss is an accomplished saxophonist who has just released her fourth album as a leader, “The Future Is Female.” Roxy is an important modern voice in jazz and is doing great things in the New York scene and beyond.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: Greg Fishman||Greg Fishman started playing professionally in Chicago at the age of 14. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a degree in Jazz Performance, and earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University.||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Noah Preminger||Noah Preminger is one of the most talented young voices on the tenor saxophone today. Hailing from Connecticut and now making his way on the New York and Boston Jazz scenes, Noah has made quite the name for himself.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: Jeff Kashiwa||We are very excited to bring you this week’s episode featuring the great, Jeff Kashiwa. Jeff had so many important things to say about saxophone and life as a musician. We are sure you’re going to get a ton of actionable advice on this episode. Enjo||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Derek Brown||Welcome to our first episode! We are very excited to bring you this fantastic interview with Derek Brown. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy the episode! From his 7 million views on Youtube to his interviews on international television and NPR’s Weekend E||11/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
YouTube is where I first heard Derek and I was blown away. This was a very informative interview. Great questions by Donna and Derek’s answers seemed transparent. This is a “must subscribe” for Saxophonist.
Congrats on your maiden podcast and here’s to many more topics to cover.
everything saxophone podcast
this was a great podcast and I can't wait for future ones.
Great for sax players
Excellent podcast. Interviews are really good w great questions. I really enjoyed and learned!!