We're opening for Evelyn "Champagne" King (known for such hits as "Love Come Down" and "Shame") on October 5th!
Great news, Conn-Selmer has welcomed me to their family of Endorsed Artists! It is an honor to see my name listed amongst some of the best classical and jazz instrumentalists in the world and I am proud to play and represent their saxophones.
Here is a link to their Artist Roster. To find out more information about their instruments, visit: http://www.conn-selmer.com/
Conn-Selmer, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestral instruments for professional, amateur and student use. The Company manufactures and distributes its products under a variety of well-known brand names, including Vincent Bach brass, Selmer USA woodwinds, C.G. Conn brass, King brass, Armstrong woodwinds, Ludwig and Musser percussion and Glaesel string instruments. Other brands include Scherl & Roth and William Lewis & Son string instruments, Avanti flutes, Emerson flutes, and Benge brass. Under its Leblanc, Inc. division, purchased in 2004, the company also manufactures and distributes Leblanc, Holton, Noblet, Vito band instruments. Conn-Selmer is also the exclusive North American distributor for Selmer (Paris) professional brass and woodwinds and U.S. distributor for Yanagisawa saxophones.
In honor of a recent benefit we did with the San Francisco Chapter of the March of Dimes, 15% of every album sold from my homepage in the month of October will be donated to the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes provides mothers, pregnant women and women of childbearing age with educational resources on baby health, pregnancy, preconception and new motherhood, as well as supplying information and support to families affected by prematurity, birth defects, or other infant health problems. To find out how you can help, or to donate, visit: http://www.marchofdimes.com/
This write up is under the "Hot Music" section of the magazine. It will be listed under this category until the end of November. October is a big month for Smooth Jazz News as they will be at the Catalina Jazz Festival all 3 weekends. This is one of the most amazing Jazz Festivals around!
Established in 1999, SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS is the source for everything smooth jazz. Published monthly (except November and January), SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS is a contemporary jazz lifestyle magazine. Current cover stories are updated on this website each month as a sample of the type of content readers can expect to find in the print publication. Personal interviews with the finest and most popular world-renown to cutting-edge smooth jazz artists are highlighted in each edition.
We also feature CD picks, a calendar of national smooth jazz events, reviews of prime jazz festivals, concerts and cruises, "Jazz Buzz" column, horoscopes, book reviews, and stories covering a wide variety of topics ranging from travel to relationships and health thus, combining all of the elements our name implies, SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS, Jazz Buzz and the Succulent Life. SMOOTH JAZZ NEWS is available for home delivery, and is also distributed by most smooth jazz radio stations, at selected concerts, festivals and promotional events.
"A Lesson With Greg Chambers" - Greg Banaszak (Volume 33 No. 3)
This is a huge honor! In the interview we covered topics like repertoire selections, practice techniques, embouchure formation, and daily warm ups/exercises.