Self-taught saxophone player follows the crowd in downtown Jacksonville
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He's the guy standing outside playing the saxophone. And you may catch yourself having a “Name That Tune” moment as his music travels through the crowd or across the parking lot. Purdy draws heavily from TV theme songs and commercial jingles for his …

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UW's Turpen Receives Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching Award
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May 2, 2016 — Whether she's performing with the Globe Saxophone Quartet around the United States or educating undergraduates in music theory, University of Wyoming Associate Lecturer Jennifer Turpen is praised by colleagues and students. “She is the …

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Sax player Rascher subject of MSU Faculty Forum
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The saxophone as an instrument of classical music underwent one of its earliest fertile periods in 1920s and early 1930s Germany, where a fascination with American culture and a rich musical life spawned many works that made great use of the instrument.

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For Mansfield, Plainville musicians, it's all that jazz
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Ernie Baraiolo of Plainville is part of a jazz orchestra, playing saxophone and trumpet to a mix of be-bop, funk and Latin-styled jazz. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, he taught music in the public school system for 30 years. (Staff photo by …

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ENMU Student Wins Jazz Award
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Saxophone music education major Duncan Miller earned the Top Collegiate Soloist Award at the recent 2016 Oñate Jazz Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Organized by Oñate High School Assistant Band Director Kevin Moreman, the annual festival …

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Sax quartet known as 'The Saxsquashes' play at Elba United Methodist Church
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Dr. Amenio Suzano, Derek Chase, Hunter Gregory and Dillon Hirsch make up the Greatbatch School of Music sax quartet known as “The Saxsquatches.” This extraordinarily talented group from the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College will amaze …

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Despite recognition, jazz sax player Steve Coleman finds respite in Allentown
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"He's one of the most important musicians in the last several decades — number one, for his innovations — especially in the rhythmic world," said sax player Dave Liebman, who himself received a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters lifetime …

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Interviewing Steve Coleman: Despite accolades, jazz saxophone great finds …
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While that may be surprising, it in many ways represents what Allentown means to Coleman: a sort of enclave or touchstone as he continues a life-long pursuit of not only studying music, but redefining it through his improvised and avant-garde work.

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