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For the past seven years, I have only been studying Classical music mainly on Alto. I recently completed my rounds of College auditions, where I auditioned with the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto if that gives you an idea of my playing ability. I decided to do a 180 and study jazz at the College of Charleston with Robert Lewis. I am pleased with my classical sound but, even though I am looser when I play jazz, it just not sound good, I feel as if I am approaching the mouthpiece as I would my s90 (I have a Phil Tone Le Son 6 tip opening which is modeled after a Meyer for jazz). Transcribing has helped me a lot, but my embouchure for both Classical and Jazz is virtually the same. What differences are there, and how can I approach them from where I am coming from?