Sounds like Utopia.
I guess not (SIGH)Saxmusiclover said:If you want to relocate to a sax friendly city where will you go?
Sax friendly in terms of:
* neighbors don't complain when you practice,
* there are enough good teachers/music schools and techs around
* well stock and supplied music stores catering to sax
* good clubs with sax music where you can listen to pros play
* venues where amateurs can play in friendly environment
Is there such a place? (Cities/towns outside the US may also be considered)
I've never had problems* neighbors don't complain when you practice,
There are 5 Universities and numerous Junior Colleges here. Lots of great sax players/teachers. My tech is outstanding. He does all the local pros and works on the touring pros when they come into town.* there are enough good teachers/music schools and techs around
There are a few places but I get my stuff mainly through mail order. Ironically, the place I mail order my reeds from is in Houston, but I still have to order online.* well stock and supplied music stores catering to sax
There's a nice handful of clubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels that have live jazz. There at least a couple of place featuring jazz every day of the week. Obviously more on the weekends.* good clubs with sax music where you can listen to pros play
There are a few weekly jam sessions in town where amateurs are welcomed and allowed to sit in.* venues where amateurs can play in friendly environment
I wouldn't call Houston a jazz town but it seems to fit most of your criteria. I assume a lot of other cities would too. Austin fits most though I think their jams are a little stricter, but the live music scene is killin' on all fronts.Is there such a place? (Cities/towns outside the US may also be considered)
Cool suggestion. Worth considering. Thanks.Agent27 said:So come to Houston for the Winter and Minny-St. Paul for the summer
Seems to be the problem almost everywhere.rs1sensen said:Not where I live, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Biggest problem here is with the music stores, unfortunately.
Let me look up where Green Bay. Sounds like a nice place sax-wise.rs1sensen said:However, I was in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for quite some time. I was really impressed, there were at least 4 music stores, almost all of which had good woodwind sections. Some of the best techs I've ever worked with, and a fair amount of venues with Jazz. For a city it's size (not huge), I thought it was a pretty good start.
Yeah I've heard DC has a cool jazz scene. :cheers: Worth checking out. ThanksGiganova said:Luckily DC, where I live, has a very active jazz scene with a lot of great players and opportunities to sit in. Unfortunately, there is not a single decent music store anywhere near.
I know someone who went to Carlton (but not for music). Sounds like a cool place sax-wise (except in winter).Off-kilter said:I wouldn't have thought it if someone asked but as I reviewed your questions ,my town started sounding pretty good.
- I live right downtown but play in my workshop,loudly.To my neighbours it's probably a relief from the sound of my machinery so....no complaints.
Teachers/techs and schools?
-There's quite a few monster players in town who give lessons, courses in jazz at Carlton University and any number of music schools.I thought I'd have to send my horn to the Center of the Universe :twisted: (Toronto)to get set up but had my choice of three different techs. Worked out fine.
Well stocked music stores?
-Ummm, well not as bad as other places and Montreal is only two hours away. There's a few places in town where I can get a good selection of reeds and other accessories, you could even buy a horn here but only if you already knew what you wanted. Shout out to St. John's Music, the horniest store in town.
-There's only a few clubs that have a just jazz music policy but quite a few that feature jazz nights. You can hear seriously good jazz any day of the week.
-Jazzworks and the Ottawa Jazz Collective run great once a month jams, Cafe Paradiso has open jams as does Le Petit Chicago. There's enough going on whether you're looking to get a leg up with a sympathetic audience or looking to be challenged in a cutting contest.
Maybe I should just keep this on the Q.T., Man, everyone's going to want to come here.