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  1. High School and College
    Hey! I'm currently a senior in high school and have been doing my research on various different colleges to apply to. I am a Nevada resident, so my first thought was to apply immediately to UNLV as their jazz program seems to be really good. I also applied to UNR as well, as it's also one of...
  2. Polls and Surveys
    Hi ! As part of a master thesis, some colleagues and I are trying to identify which parameters (apart from the well known "swing-ratio") are playing a role in the swing feeling. After a pre-study we identified one parameter that seems to have a positive influence on the swinginess so we want...
  3. Selmer (Paris)
    Hi all, I recently purchased a newly overhauled MKVI tenor (111xxx) and have a couple of questions. Both pertain to me using it as a classical horn too, because I enjoy the feel and tone of the MKVI so much. First, when playing certain notes (low d up to g) at a ppp dynamic, the instrument...
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! This is my first post on the Saxontheweb Forum even though I have been a member for some time. I started a series on Youtube called "Quarantine Sessions" and I just posted a collaboration with my friend Tymish! Please check it out, and a subscription would be much appreciated (I am...
  5. Websites, Books, Magazines, Photos and other Lit.
    Hey all, Just thought I'd post the radio show I do: Tuff City Radio Jazz Show, 2 hours every Monday night from 9-11 PM (PST). You can stream live here: https://tuffcityradio.rocks/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TuffCityJazz/ Facebook Group...
  6. Recordings, Movies
    I started a 2 hour Jazz radio show here in west coast Canada which got me searching and exploring Jazz more than ever before. A large percentage of what I play is Hard Bop but I do explore BeBop, Swing, New Orleans Jazz as well as vocal Jazz. I've come across some some really great albums that...
  7. Teaching
    Hi Everyone, I wanted to share an eBook and physical book I Co-wrote with saxophone player Alex Murzyn which is now available that I have been working on to aid students learning how to play jazz. 20% OFF USING CODE THIS MONTH FOR SOTW MEMBERS USING PROMO CODE: SAXSPY...
  8. YouTube videos
    What's up, SOTW! Here are a couple new-ish videos from my jazz-funk fusion band, Progger. These are from a show we did earlier this year at our home base, One2One Bar in Austin, TX. We had a couple great guests filling in on this one, brothers Charles Reid (drums) and Zach Reid (keys), who are...
  9. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    I'm playing a SBA tenor on this. It's a loosely planned out piece I created in dedication to the great Billie Holiday.
  10. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hey everyone! I'm excited to announce I'll be coming to the Brisbane, Australia area July 24-31 to perform and teach! I'll be performing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 25, 26, and 27. I'll post more details about the performances as I get them. On Saturday July 27th I'll be at the Somerset...
  11. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    This is a tune I wrote for the great Joe Henderson. I'm on my Mark VI tenor Otto Link STM Florida No USA 9* Robertos Winds reed Ed Cherry guitar Carlo De Rosa bass Lawrence Lo Leathers drums
  12. The Band
    Hey everyone! I did a little promo video for my friend Dom Palombi and his band. I've posted a bunch of videos of me playing in his band before and wanted to film this introduction for him to explain to people what his band is about. If you could check it out and let me know what you think...
  13. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    The new CD "Rise and Shine" of my quintet will be released in May on Challenge Records, here is our teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wJIu7b4ULY
  14. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    How cool is this!? My longtime student Simon Hwang recently wrote a song titled "Spring." I asked him to sit in on a gig I had with my buddy's band and also bring his new composition for us to play. Here is the debut performance of that piece - let me know what you think!
  15. SOTW Member YouTube videos
    My combo, Once Again, played a Halloween gig. Among others, songs included Bewitched, Killer Joe, Boo Bossa, I Dismember You, Seven Steps to Hell, and This I Dig For You. Here's Blue Bo...I mean...Boo Bossa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MO1YdlcGBk Steve
  16. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey all! Hope you're all doing well. There is an issue that I hear with A LOT of young improvisers and felt like I should make a video about it. I think that if students are taught better from an early age, they can avoid a lot of mistakes and bad habits. This issue is the concept of Horizontal...
  17. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! Here is a sneak peak of Adam Larson's new etude book "Leaps and Sounds vol. 2." This is based on the change to "My Shining Hour" in concert D and is an absolute blast to play. You can preorder hard copies right now, and PDFs will be available January 16th. It's a GREAT workout and...
  18. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey Everyone, here's one of my group's last performances at the Cornelia Street Cafe. It's about the chess matches between Gary Kasparov and IBM's gaming computer Deep Blue. Gary won the first round and IBM requested a rematch, which he gave and lost. Gary requested a third "rubber" match (which...
  19. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Happy (almost) New Year! Here's a video featuring the Boardwalk Jazz Band playing the classic "Auld Lang Syne" live at the Triad Theater in New York City. This features Cassandra Kubinski on vocals and Hiruy (Henry) Tirfe on tenor saxophone. I hope you dig it, and have a great start to the new year!
  20. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Thought people might enjoy this given the season. Great recording of Bird on 'White Christmas'. Let me know what you think! https://www.instagram.com/p/Br2gdr3gQ4M/
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