The Oasis Quartet has emerged out of a shared goal of interpreting dynamic repertoire at the highest level. In the tradition of fine chamber ensembles, Oasis Quartet's nuanced performances of string and wind arrangements are as fresh, authentic and arresting as their interpretations of original works for saxophone. Founded in 2006, the ensemble has received rave reviews of its live performances as well as for its innovative and creative clinic and concert programming.
The Wind and Percussion area within the Drake University Department of Music includes six full-time faculty members, eight part-time teaching artists, and four part-time jazz teaching artists. These eighteen professional musicians and educators work together, and in tandem with the entire music faculty, to provide the wind and percussion student with a diverse array of performance and educational opportunities.
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I am a Selmer Paris Artist, and perform exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones.
I am a Conn-Selmer artist, and perform on Selmer Paris saxophones.
I am a proud D'Addario Artist, and use Reserves for all of my classical performance needs. I am impressed with their consistency, tonal depth, and response.
I play lead alto on the DSM Big Band every Monday night. Our new CD, Landmark, is available through CDBaby at the link on the site.
Includes Mark's bio, scores and sound files, and links to his publishers, including Apoll Edition, publisher of Energy Drink I
Composer of The Rivers for alto saxophone and wind ensemble, as well as a number of other outstanding works, including A Savage Calculus and Prodigal Child, among others.
Sue Fancher's site, as well as Effiny Music, which publishes much of the music of composer Mark Engebretson as well as Sue's transcriptions, including New York Counterpoint
Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Saxophone at UNC-Charlotte.
Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Saxophone at Furman University in South Carolina. Be sure to check out Vortex, Matt's great new CD.
Nathan is the saxophone professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in TX, and is a stellar saxophonist, musician, and teacher.
Dave teaches saxophone and jazz studies at Simpson College, just down the road from me, and is a member of Oasis Quartet, along with myself, Nathan Nabb, and James Bunte.
James Bunte is Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and is a member of Oasis Quartet, along with myself, Nathan Nabb, and Dave Camwell.
David Dees is an outstanding saxophonist and educator at Texas Tech University.
NYC Jazz saxophonist and mouthpiece refacing artist Adam Niewood
NASA is the professional organization for saxophonists throughout North America. Join now!
SaxAmE (The Saxophone in America and Europe) is the official site representing the liaison between an international editorial board and the Association of the European Center for Saxophone (E.C.S.) in Bordeaux, France.
Randy Jones and his team at Tenor Madness are wizards when it comes to saxophone maintenance, modification, and repair. If you're looking for vintage horns, especially Selmers, it's the place to go. I'm lucky to live only two hours away!