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I’ve purposely skirted around the subject of Saxhorns throughout my run of this blog.  Saxhorns are really a complete mess of a family.  Adolphe Sax intended them to be a homogeneous family of valved brass instruments.   594 more words


VIDEO: "On Mother's Day", from Jeff Oster's "Next"

Jeff Oster’s awesome new CD, “Next,” is getting critical acclaim.  Jeff and I co-wrote and performed “On Mother’s Day” for the CD, and now it’s the soundtrack for a moving Memorial Day video tribute to those who have served.  Go Jeff!


May 17, 1846: Yackety Sax

Adolphe Sax was born in Belgium in 1846. His father was a designer of musical instruments who dabbled in the design of horns. Little Adolphe began to make his own instruments at an early age, entering two of his flutes and a clarinet into a competition at the age of fifteen. 295 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Song of the Saguaro (live performance)

Song of the Saguaro
for flugelhorn and piano performed by
Brittany Hendricks & Topher Ruggiero
at the
45th Annual Ball State University Festival of New Music… 20 more words

New Music

Yusuke Shima

Yusuke Shima 島裕介 シマ ユウスケ is an exciting new trumpet player that is bringing new energy to the jazz scene with his technique and style. He plays the trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, and also produces and composes music. 54 more words