Welcome to Sax Reel, the podcast that gives you the inside scoop on your favorite saxophone loving musicians! Each episode, I will have a new guest in to share fun stories about their past, talk about their experiences as musicians and educators, and to share any exciting projects they are working on!
S2 E12- Debra Richtmeyer
It was an honor talking with someone so influential in the saxophone world for this episode! Professor Richtmeyer has nurtured such a wonderful career for herself and for her students, and I am very glad she was able to come on the show! It was great hearing about her time at Northwestern, her path to her current job, the amazing experiences of adjudicating some of the world's largest music competitions, and of course her new methods book!
S2 E11- Dr. Joe Girard
I had a fantastic conversation with Dr. Girard! I love how he integrates his engineering degree into his saxophone career. Listen to hear about his beginnings, the start of the Sinta Quartet, how he uses engineering in his pedagogy, and all of the amazing projects he is working on!
S2 E10- Dr. Andrew Allen
It was a pleasure talking to Dr. Andrew Allen! We are lucky to have someone who is so in love with the saxophone! Hear about his prolific passion for writing, his extensive work with some amazing composers, and the great projects he is a part of!
S2 E9- Dr. Johnny Salinas
I had a great time reminiscing about our days in China with Dr. Johnny Salinas! It was great hearing about how he overcame all of the setbacks life threw at him, even from a young age!
S2 E8- Jonathan Cathell
Talk about someone who is dedicated to their craft! Come hear about how Jonathan Cathell has dedicated his life to high quality repairs, especially considering its the only job he has ever had! It was great hearing about his experience of successfully starting and running his own business.
S2 E7- Dr. Rhonda Taylor
I have always admired Dr. Rhonda Taylor's ability to create her own artistic path! Her exploration into free improvisation is always fun to explore and listen to. It was an honor to have had the chance to have some real conversations with her about some of the struggles that we often face as musicians, especially during the pandemic.
Sax reel is a podcast I always wanted without knowing it. The interviews cover a wealth of knowledge from professional performers, composers and educators focused on the saxophone idiom that no other podcasts offers. I need more!