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Tag: Saxophone

An introduction to the “Trane”: John Coltrane, local and national jazz legend

The recorded career of John Coltrane as a leader, breaks essentially, into three distinct phases. The surprising commercial appeal of the saxophone-driven title track of the album “My Favorite Things”, led to Trane’s third – Impulse Records. It was artistically successful, albeit commercially mixed.

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Pursuit of a passion

Success does not happen overnight, rather it is a process over a lifetime, says saxophonist Steve Wilson. His long list of accomplishments include over 150 recordings, tours all over the U.S and Europe, a teaching position at Juilliard, and his most recent album release. He says he continues to captivate audiences because he continues to learn and grow.

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Ben Tozier

Student Ben Tozier Describes the Development of Confidence

Ben Tozier moved to Charlotte as a sophomore in high school, and has been a Youth Ensemble student ever since.

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Tenor Madness

A Conversation with Five Saxophonists

The Jazz Arts Initiative sat down with each of this weekend’s tenor players to talk about their music. They each have a variety of experience that give them a unique perspective and approach to their instrument.

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Janelle Reichman

Janelle Reichman Swings into The JAZZ ROOM for the Music of Benny Goodman

Janelle has performed around the world playing clarinet and saxophone with likes of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

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