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  1. Sax Lifestyle & Sax Related Health Problems
    I have a gig in three days, and I just came down with a cold... I don't really need to practice any of the songs, I'm just taking some improvised solos, but should I try and keep my chops in shape? I'd hate to make it worse, but then again, I doubt I'll be much better by then... On the other...
  2. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    My band, Combat Jazz is playing Friday night at the new Freddy's Backroom in Brooklyn. As you may have heard, the old Freddy's was knocked down to make room for the New Jersey Nets new Brooklyn arena. Anyhoo, we are on early, at 8PM. Combat Jazz is a quartet, sax, trumpet, upright bass...
  3. Multi Sax!
    Hey guys, I've always had such a hard time with the doubling thing. I have done a bit of touring and gigging where I played a bit of flute or clarinet, but it's always been one of my sticking points and possibly the reason why I don't play professionally full time right now. Just out of...
  4. Tips and Techniques
    Hi guys, I've just scored my first paid gig (I'm 21 for reference, on an alto) at a bar at the resort I work at. It's not a large place, I don't expect more than 50 people at one time. While I'm confident in my overall playing skill, I have a few worries about impressions and stage technique...
  5. General Discussion
    So, I'm not sure if any of you remember my previous post, but I mentioned that my very first gig is coming up on December 10th. My teacher decided that I should play the ever-so-popular (yet ever-so-overplayed) Pink Panther. I've been practicing for about a week and I just started playing the...
  6. Misc. Accessories
    I'm looking into purchasing a mic to use for gigs with a band I am forming. I'm limited with cash, but will spend what I need to have a decent microphone. I would prefer a wireless microphone, but really anything that will amplify my sound nicely and that isn't too complicated will work. I...
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