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Nick Mainella and Donna Schwartz bring you interviews, news, and reviews with some of the most exciting saxophonists in the world today. This is the place for the saxophone community to come together and learn through getting into the minds of our saxophone heroes. Enjoy the show and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

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Nick Mainella and Donna Schwartz bring you interviews, news, and reviews with some of the most exciting saxophonists in the world today. This is the place for the saxophone community to come together and learn through getting into the minds of our saxophone heroes. Enjoy the show and make sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!

    Episode 074-Darren Rahn

    Episode 074-Darren Rahn

    In our latest series of interviews from the NAMM 2020 Show in Anaheim, Donna interviewed Saxophonist, Producer, Composer and Arranger Darren Rahn. Darren has had multiple #1 singles on the Billboard Contemporary jazz charts over the years, and has produced artists such as Najee, Dave Koz, Riley Richard and many others.  In this interview at...

    • 24 min
    Episode 073: Lefreque

    Episode 073: Lefreque

    In this episode, Donna interviewed Hans Kuijt, from LefreQue.com, a Dutch-based company that won the School Band and Orchestra award for innovative technology at the recent NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The LefreQue sound bridge is an accessory to help all woodwind and brass instrumentalists get better intonation, more core to their sound, and an...

    • 21 min
    Episode 072: Matt Otto

    Episode 072: Matt Otto

    Matt Otto is one of my favorite saxophone players and teachers. Matt’s approach to the language and creativity is one of the most important voices in the jazz world. His amazing website is a treasure trove of lessons, advice, and wisdom on being the best player you can be. Matt has lived and played all...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 071: Vanessa Collier

    Episode 071: Vanessa Collier

    Blues/Funk/Soul Saxophonist, Songwriter and Singer Vanessa Collier has been creating quite a stir in the Blues world, performing in many Blues festivals all over the country, being nominated for Blues and Songwriting Awards  and receiving accolades from Blues Blast Magazine, and epic Blues artists such as Buddy Guy and Joe Louis Walker. Vanessa has released...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 070: Michael Lington

    Episode 070: Michael Lington

    Saxophonist, Songwriter and Producer Michael Lington has been topping the Contemporary Jazz charts and winning many awards for over 2 decades with his 11 albums and hundreds of live shows.  Soul music really spoke to him at an early age, and Michael’s playing can be described as a mixture of King Curtis and Earl Bostic,...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 069: Andrew Gould

    Episode 069: Andrew Gould

    This week we welcome one of the top saxophonists in the New York area, Andrew Gould. Andrew is a full time freelance musician doing some very interesting things and loving every minute of it. Andrew has performed with James Moody, Ron Carter, Benny Golson, Wallace Roney, Jon Faddis, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mambo Legends...

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Everything Saxophone

This is a great podcast if you are a saxophone player or interested in jazz and music business in general. It is a tremendous resource and educational program. I have learned so much listening to these interviews. Great job-thanks Donna and Nick for putting this together.

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Everything Saxophone podcast is consistently the very best in informative and entertaining podcast. Intelligent questions. Great product reviews. Great interviews. Thanks.

Great interview with Theo Wanne. Thanks. Keep em comin’!

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Best. Saxophone. Podcast.

This podcast is the best saxophone podcast out there. Donna Schwarts and Nick Mainella both ask thoughtful questions, which keeps the interviews focused and loaded with useful information. This podcast has something here for everyone that plays saxophone. Do you have problems with your tone? listen to the Ben Britton and Harvey Pattel interviews. Do you need inspiration? listen to the Greg Fishman interviews. Want to learn more about the business side of music and how to make it in the music world? Listen to the Darren Rahn interview. Need help with teaching or how to improve on specific areas like altissimo and overtones? Listen to Dan Gelok. Want to learn about new gear? Listen to the interviews with manufacturers, such as Pauline Eveno of Shape Your Sound, George Reeder of Rovner Products, Rulon Brown of Key Leaves, or John Mackey of ReedJuvinate, or Jody Espina of Jody Jazz. I am constantly finding new things to explore and listen to the podcasts multiple times. Many thanks, Donna and Nick, for providing this valuable service to our community. I am most appreciative of what you do.

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