Apr 13 2014

RIP Fred Ho

Fred Ho, adventurous and trail blazing baritone saxophonist has passed on after facing cancer for several years.

Fred Ho’s Last Year – Documentary Feature Trailer: “Rain” from Steven De Castro on Vimeo.

Apr 01 2014

JazzBariSax.com curator, Andrew Hadro, Releases Debut Album

FUTL_Cover_LowResAs hopefully many of you know, this site contains contributions from a number of baritone saxophonists. However, much of the content has been compiled, commissioned, written, or collected by the curator, Andrew Hadro.

On April 1st, 2014 Hadro releases his debut album, For Us, The Living.

About the album, from Hadro:

For Us, The Living is an effort to honor tradition by focusing on looking toward the future. All of the compositions recorded on this album were written by living American composers.

The title comes from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of 1863. Lincoln’s speech urged Americans to appreciate, honor and respect the unsung and fallen heroes, and to further their unfinished work to usher in a new era. 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Address and so it seemed a fitting title for an album featuring living American composers, and carrying on the tradition of those who came before.

This is my dedication to the musical giants upon whose shoulders I stand. Rather than re-interpret and re-perform their works, I want to extend the timeline of jazz with new compositions and performances by the best living composers and musicians today.”

If you are interested in hearing the album, click here!

Mar 26 2014

Have you checked out the Mary Joyce project?

Claire Daly’s Mary Joyce project is full of great music, and an incredible back story to boot.
“Saxophonist Claire Daly has always been a true original and, as it turns out, part of that is in her DNA. Mary Joyce Project: Nothing To Lose is a musical/genealogical journey through the life of Daly’s father’s first cousin, Mary Joyce, who lived her life the way she wanted to, rather than succumbing to societal expectations for women during the ’30s and beyond. As the press materials note, “She satisfied a restless and courageous spirit with a wide range of adventurous exploits—Hollywood actress, nurse, stewardess, bush pilot, and bar owner. She was the first non-native Alaskan to dogsled the 1000 mile run between Juneau and Fairbanks (in 1936), the first ham radio operator in the Alaskan Territories, and the only woman to run supplies for the Allies by dogsled in World War II.” ”
Read the rest of the description on AllAboutJazz.com

And check out a live performance of the music:

Grab the album from Claire’s website too!

Feb 26 2014

See live music!

We’ve just posted a slew of new live events on the gigs page. Head on over to check them out and find some live music near you to hear.

Also, if you know of a baritone saxophonist’s gig coming up, let us know so we can add it to the calendar! Leave a comment on this post with any memorable gigs you’ve seen lately.

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