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This is Saxophone Talk by Eastman. A show that features many of the prominent saxophonists in the musical scene, with an opportunity to hear their stories, experiences, and challenges that have occurred throughout their musical careers.

Latest Episodes

Gary Bias

Gary Bias - Grammy Award winner and Eastman Artist. Gary won the Grammy in 1987 for co-writing “Sweet Love” with Anita Baker and Louis Johnson. Since 1987, Gary has been the saxophonist with one of the most famous musical groups in modern musical history, Earth, Wind and Fire.

40 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Gary Bias

Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin - The legendary jazz saxophone and woodwind artist and current Eastman Artist. To give you a brief background, Bennie performed on the pioneering Miles Davis Album, “Bitches Brew” as well as several other albums with Miles. He also performed on many albums with Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet and Headhunter’s Band, and with a long list of jazz greats including Jack DeJohnette, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Woody Shaw, Lonnie Smith and McCoy Tyner, to name just a few.

24 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Bennie Maupin

Alex Hahn

Alex Hahn - Winner of Eastman’s 2015 Perform With Mintzer International Jazz Saxophone Competition and current Eastman Artist. Alex is a 2014 graduate from the University of North Texas where he played in the 7-time Grammy nominated One O’clock Lab Band. Alex is a 6-time Downbeat Magazine award winner, 3-time Outstanding soloist at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, and 1st place winner in the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Saxophone Competition.

14 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Alex Hahn

Bob Mintzer

Bob Mintzer - The internationally renowned saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator, Eastman artist, and a long-time member of the Grammy award winning group, the Yellowjackets. In addition, he has written over 200 big band arrangements, leads his own Grammy Award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, is currently the music director of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, and is a Professor of Music and Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

51 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Bob Mintzer

Doug Webb

Doug Webb - Saxophone and woodwind artist. Doug has performed with many jazz artists including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, as well as with numerous popular entertainers. He toured with the Doc Severinson Big Band for 13 years and has performed on hundreds of TV and Motion Picture sound tracks. He is a virtuoso on many of the woodwind instruments and has a vast collection of these instruments.

24 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Doug Webb

Bob Sheppard

Bob Sheppard - Saxophone and woodwind artist. Bob has played in the bands of Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Michael and Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Herbie Hancock, Billy Childs, Lyle Mays, and many more. He has also performed with Joni Mitchel, Diane Reeves and is a busy Los Angeles studio musician who has played on over a hundred movies and TV shows. Bob is an active clinician and educator, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

49 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Bob Sheppard

Harvey Pittel

Harvey Pittel - Internationally acclaimed classical saxophonist and Eastman Artist, who has performed worldwide as a soloist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has recorded extensively as a soloist and with ensembles including the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. After many years of teaching at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, he is now Professor Emeritus of Saxophone.

32 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Harvey Pittel

Roger Greenberg

Roger Greenberg - Harvey Pittel interviews Eastman's saxophone specialist. Roger Greenberg is a Juilliard Graduate who has performed and recorded in many different styles from jazz to rock to classical. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Northern Colorado.

52 MIN2019 JAN 24
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Roger Greenberg
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Latest Episodes

Gary Bias

Gary Bias - Grammy Award winner and Eastman Artist. Gary won the Grammy in 1987 for co-writing “Sweet Love” with Anita Baker and Louis Johnson. Since 1987, Gary has been the saxophonist with one of the most famous musical groups in modern musical history, Earth, Wind and Fire.

40 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Gary Bias

Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin - The legendary jazz saxophone and woodwind artist and current Eastman Artist. To give you a brief background, Bennie performed on the pioneering Miles Davis Album, “Bitches Brew” as well as several other albums with Miles. He also performed on many albums with Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Sextet and Headhunter’s Band, and with a long list of jazz greats including Jack DeJohnette, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Woody Shaw, Lonnie Smith and McCoy Tyner, to name just a few.

24 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Bennie Maupin

Alex Hahn

Alex Hahn - Winner of Eastman’s 2015 Perform With Mintzer International Jazz Saxophone Competition and current Eastman Artist. Alex is a 2014 graduate from the University of North Texas where he played in the 7-time Grammy nominated One O’clock Lab Band. Alex is a 6-time Downbeat Magazine award winner, 3-time Outstanding soloist at the Next Generation Jazz Festival, and 1st place winner in the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Saxophone Competition.

14 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Alex Hahn

Bob Mintzer

Bob Mintzer - The internationally renowned saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator, Eastman artist, and a long-time member of the Grammy award winning group, the Yellowjackets. In addition, he has written over 200 big band arrangements, leads his own Grammy Award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, is currently the music director of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany, and is a Professor of Music and Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

51 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Bob Mintzer

Doug Webb

Doug Webb - Saxophone and woodwind artist. Doug has performed with many jazz artists including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, as well as with numerous popular entertainers. He toured with the Doc Severinson Big Band for 13 years and has performed on hundreds of TV and Motion Picture sound tracks. He is a virtuoso on many of the woodwind instruments and has a vast collection of these instruments.

24 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Doug Webb

Bob Sheppard

Bob Sheppard - Saxophone and woodwind artist. Bob has played in the bands of Freddie Hubbard, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, Michael and Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Herbie Hancock, Billy Childs, Lyle Mays, and many more. He has also performed with Joni Mitchel, Diane Reeves and is a busy Los Angeles studio musician who has played on over a hundred movies and TV shows. Bob is an active clinician and educator, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

49 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Bob Sheppard

Harvey Pittel

Harvey Pittel - Internationally acclaimed classical saxophonist and Eastman Artist, who has performed worldwide as a soloist with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has recorded extensively as a soloist and with ensembles including the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet. After many years of teaching at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, he is now Professor Emeritus of Saxophone.

32 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Harvey Pittel

Roger Greenberg

Roger Greenberg - Harvey Pittel interviews Eastman's saxophone specialist. Roger Greenberg is a Juilliard Graduate who has performed and recorded in many different styles from jazz to rock to classical. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Northern Colorado.

52 MIN2019 JAN 24
Comments
Roger Greenberg
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