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  1. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey everyone! Back with another smooth jazz video! This time I am teaching you exactly how to play smooth jazz bagpipes. It might not be what you think! ...watch until the very end :)
  2. Jazz and Improvisation
    Hey everyone, back with a new video and something a little different! I know it's not specifically saxophone related, but I think you'll still enjoy it :bluewink:
  3. YouTube videos
    Hey everyone! Back with a new video on how to teach Smooth Jazz. I know a lot of you have students (or are a student yourself!) and want to know where to start actually teaching Smooth Jazz. I think the first step is technique, and in this video I show you EXACTLY how to teach it! Let me know...
  4. 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...
  5. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    The CHOSEN ONE CHALLENGE!! Post a video on Instagram of yourself playing any song in the style of the Chosen One. Add #ChosenOneChallenge to the description and tag me @davepollackmusic - Get creative! I’ll be accepting submissions until next Friday May 3rd. I’ll be picking my favorites and...
  6. YouTube videos
    I feel it is my duty to bring the word of the Chosen One to anyone and everyone I can. It is not enough to simply make videos about Him - I need to bring His word directly to the people!! In this video I go to various drive-thru fast food restaurants in an effort to bring Smooth Jazz to people...
  7. YouTube videos
    Hey everyone! Back with a brand new Smooth Jazz Video. I know I've said that soprano sax is the only instrument for Smooth Jazz, but I think it might be possible to play Smooth on other instruments. In this video I show you EXACTLY how to play Smooth Jazz VIOLIN! I'll be doing videos showing how...
  8. YouTube videos
    Here's episode 11 in my "How to Play SMOOTH JAZZ Saxophone!" video series! In this video I talk about the process of transcribing. Let me know what you think!!
  9. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Back with a new video!! I'm playing the great tune "Careless Whisper" on an Aqua-Cycle!! Let me know what you think!
  10. Bb Soprano
    I have been looking for a certain sound from a reed but wanted advice first. I'm looking for a velvety kind of breathy warm sound. As I'm writing this I realize I should see what the best mouthpiece is for the job too. Right now I'm on a Yamaha 4c (what came with my Yamaha intermediate sop) and...
  11. YouTube videos
    Hey everyone! Back with another new video. Here is a little taste of TEACHING Smooth Jazz! There will be a full "How to Teach Smooth Jazz" video coming out next month, so stay tuned for that. Until then sit back, relax, and enjoy the smooth sounds from my students!
  12. YouTube videos
    Back again with a new video!! Here is episode 1 of my new series: "SMOOTH vs REAL JAZZ!" In each video I will be having people vote on which style of music they like more. In this episode the audience is our future- 3rd graders!! Which will they choose- smooth or "real" jazz?? Watch and find out!
  13. YouTube videos
    IT'S BACK!!! I know so many of you loved my video series and many people have messaged me asking to continue it, so here we go!!! In episode 9, I show you EXACTLY how to make ANY SONG smooth!! I go through a few different ways to do it, and in the end the results speak for themselves. Watch it...
  14. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey guys! Here is my smooth jazz rendition of the US National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Especially in light of the recent version at the NBA All-Star game, I figured I'd post up what I think the anthem should really sound like. Let me know what you think! #makeamericasmoothagain
  15. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hello to everyone, I recorded in the smooth jazz guitarrist Roberto Tola's last work. I was very surprised to know that one of my sax heroes, the great Bob Mintzer plays in the same record. I don't know if I'll have the chance to meet Bob anytime or even to record with him but it makes me very...
  16. YouTube videos
    Ever wonder how to make a truly inspiring and motivating video series? Look no further! In this video I show you exactly how to make your own..."How to play SMOOTH JAZZ Saxophone!" video series! Take a look, and let me know what you think!
  17. YouTube videos
    Here we gooooo!!! Episode 7 of How to Play SMOOTH JAZZ Saxophone! In this episode I'll be answering some of the many questions I received since my first episode. I hope you all enjoy!! **disclaimer- keep the insults to a minimum unless they're directed at me. Like in the other thread I won't...
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  19. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hello, guys. It would be great if anybody help me to identify this smooth jazz track. Please listen to my own arrangement on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andreyveselovmusic/smooth-jazz-own-arrangement Thank you in advance. Andy
  20. Eb Alto
    Hi everyone! :) I'm an Alto player and I plan to buy an upgrade of sax. I've chosen Selmer SA80 Series II Jubilee and I'm confused about the finish/plating I should choose for the sound that I want. I'm a huge smooth jazz fan and I'm inspired by the sound of Gerald Albright, David Sanborn...
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