The 13th International University Saxophone Meeting took place at the beginning of December in Escuela Nacional de Música (UNAM) in Mexico City. A big thank you to our endorser Greg Osby for attending the event as a special guest and to professor Roberto Benitez for helping organize and coordinate the whole event!*
Convergence: Sopranino Saxophone Music Across the Centuries by Farrell Vernon - Review by Samantha Mason
Convergence is third album of saxophonist Farell Vernon focusing on music for the sopranino saxophone. As one of the highest saxophone voices in the family it is a seldom-exploited sound as far as solo and chamber music recordings go.
Ada Rovatti’s new work has been maturing over the last few years, since her last recording as a leader is dated 2009. As the cover and title suggest, this project explores all of Ada’s personalities and this kind of variety is a trademark of her writing and playing.
P. Mauriat is always honored to be part of a great artist’s journey, and Jose Valentino Ruiz’s recent success at the 37th annual Downbeat Student Awards is news we’re thrilled to share. Jose won 7 individual honors this year, in the categories of Jazz Soloist, Jazz Group, and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist, to name a few.