Category: News

Josh Sinton releases new album

Josh Sinton is a long standing member of the creative music scene focused in New York City. He is one of the few musicians in that arena to dedicate himself to the baritone saxophone, and we are all the richer for it.

Sinton is part of a new band called “muscianer” and they have a debut album “Slow Learner.” I recently saw Josh and he was kind enough to give me a copy to listen to. I think anyone who appreciates modern music and is looking to hear baritone saxophone in a new and different way will really appreciate it. The video below will give a quick sample of what can be found on the album. The album officially arrives September 25th, you can pre-order it here.

musicianer is also embarking on a tour for the release. Click here if you’d like to see a list of shows.

A new look for JazzBariSax.com!

We have finally gotten around to updating the site’s layout. It should work much butter on mobile and smaller devices. Apologies for any oddities you see during the transition as we are still fleshing everything out. If you see anything strange or have any suggestions, please head on over to the contact page and let us know!

U.S. Army Blues ensemble looking for Baritone saxophonist!

In addition to the job opening with the NDR big band that we recently posted, the U.S. Army Blues jazz ensemble has a job opening for a baritone saxophonist.

It looks to have a pretty decent starting salary, and great benefits. The band is an excellent one and will probably be a great job for those who fit the requirements. For more information check out their website:

http://www.usarmyband.com/vacancies/vacancy—baritone-saxophone—the-us-army-blues.html

The application deadline is April 23rd. Good luck to everyone!

 

Vandoren announces V16 reeds for baritone sax!

The longtime reed (and mouthpiece) manufacturer, Vandoren, has just announced that they have started producing V16 reeds for baritone saxophone.

Full disclosure, in addition to being the curator of JazzBariSax.com I (Andrew Hadro) am also a product specialist for Vandoren. I’ve had a chance to try out the V16 reeds for a while now and I think they are going to be very popular. Here’s what I recently wrote about them:

V16 reeds are mainstays among alto, tenor and soprano saxophonists and now the V16 reeds have arrived for baritone. Players can expect the same powerful tone with an exceptional edge especially in the lower register that will really appeal to baritone saxophonists. Whether its supporting a big band, playing in a funk section, or being a soloist, these reeds will give you the sound you need to be heard.

Check out Vandoren’s official product page for the V16 reeds here.

Tribute album and scholarship creation for Joe Temperley

NYC based twin-brothers, and saxophonists Will And Peter Anderson have created a Kickstarter project in their efforts to produce a tribute album to the late baritone saxophonist, Joe Temperley. They are also endeavoring to set up a scholarship in his name at the Juilliard School where Mr. Temperley taught for many years. Check out the video below, and CLICK HERE to check out the project on Kickstarter.

Brian Landrus’ new project – Baritone Saxophone with Orchestra

Baritone Saxophonist, Brian Landrus is in the middle of producing a new album. It will be a concerto for the baritone saxophone, featuring a complete orchestra (in the classical sense, not the colloquial term for a big-band). Brian is an adventurous musician, writer and a great player – and this album will feature him playing in an orchestral setting with a vast number of genres blended and utilized. You can join his project at ArtistShare and follow along with the progress of the project and receive the final recording when its done. I’m really looking forward to hearing the end result and have another piece of repertoire for baritone saxophone. Click here to see Brian’s project.

Great article on the Baritone Sax at Huffington Post.

Ralph Miriello has written and posted an excellent article at huffingtonpost.com about the baritone saxophone, some of its practitioners and its history. They also have put together a list of 25 outstanding performances from a range of baritonists, with videos or sound samples included for each.

Head on over and check it out for yourself!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-a-miriello/twenty-five-great-jazz-ba_b_14025276.html