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Each week, your Host Donna Schwartz brings you interviews, news, and reviews with some of the most exciting saxophonists in the world today. This is the place for the saxophone community to come together and learn through getting into the minds of our saxophone heroes. Enjoy the show and make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!
 
Welcome to Mission in 5 the Podcast, where I ask five simple questions to ministry practitioners to learn more about who they are and where they see God moving in their community. 1.Who are you? (Tell us a little bit about yourself) 2.How did you get here? (To your ministry setting) 3.What is happening at (ministry context)? 4.What is next? (What is next for the guest personally, professionally, or next for the ministry context) 5. How can we partner with you in mission and ministry?
 
Where corporate employees turn from experts to thought leaders, to Increase market value, get more offers, more money and eventually open their own businesses. https://www.PassionPodcast.com Are you a successful corporate executive with years in your field, but feel like you need a change? Alberto Sardiñas is ready to help you go from expert to thought leader, which means becoming an authority in your field by sharing your knowledge with the world. This will increase your market value, get y ...
 
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Danielle Walker has been playing saxophones since age 11. She performed in all ensembles offered at her school, an at age 16, was the youngest and only female member of the group, The Jekyll Island Big Band. In 1998, as a sophomore in Brevard College, she was featured on the baritone sax with that college’s […]…
 
In our 6th interview from the NAMM Show 2022, Donna interviewed Joel Pekin and Bob Sheppard, from Retro Revival. The Retro Revival company is known for their vintage replica mouthpieces, and are committed to making mouthpiece dreams come true by making exact Replicas of the classic mouthpieces from the Golden years, from the highest quality […]…
 
The saxophone and jazz communities suffered a HUGE loss on July 21, 2022. Tim Price, a phenomenal woodwind artist and educator, who has been featured many times on this Podcast in recent years, passed away on that date. He had been suffering from a brain tumor for many months. How Donna Met Tim I had […]…
 
Jody Espina is the founder, president, owner, and designer of JodyJazz Saxophone & Clarinet Mouthpieces. In 2018, JodyJazz acquired Chedeville and Espina and redesigned the entire line of Clarinet and Saxophone Mouthpieces while using all of the best elements of Chedeville’s glorious past mouthpieces. In 2020, JodyJazz Acquired the famous Rousseau …
 
Visiting Los Angeles with the guy who knows audio technology inside and out - Don Baarns, a leading expert in voice recording and studio production. Owner of the renowned voiceover courses at VOJumpStart (where both veteran and newbie voiceover talent can learn valuable skills about recording), Don shares what you really need to know about your hom…
 
In this episode, I interviewed Four time Grammy® Award-nominee, world-renowned jazz organist and Saxophonist, Joey DeFrancesco. He has more than 30 recordings as a leader under his belt, and has recorded and/or toured with his own groups as well as numerous renowned artists that include Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, David Sa…
 
Dwight Douglas has worked in radio, consulted radio, brought software to radio (Selector anyone?) and now he's written a book about the radio business with 'True Radio Confessions - Sex, Drugs & Rock'n Roll' (available now on Amazon). It's the possibly true (but all names have been changed) fictional story of DJ Sonny Joe McPherson, who takes on a …
 
In the studio with author Bob Mann, a professor who holds the esteemed Manship Chair in Journalism at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University (LSU), talking about his new book 'Backrooms And Bayous: My Life in Louisiana Politics' - a memoir about his long career in Louisiana politics and everything he learned along th…
 
Jeff Antoniuk has such an interesting background, having been born in Canada, and growing up in Nigeria. He’s performed with Tim Hagans, Sherrie Maricle, Ingrid Jensen, Walt Weiskopf and Marcus Miller. He has fronted his own bands as a performer and composer, winning accolades from JazzTimes Magazine. Jeff is a well-respected educator, and currentl…
 
In this episode, I interviewed classical saxophonist, Chika Inoue. Chika has been a guest on our show before – links to those episodes are in the show notes below. Chika has performed with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the United States, as well as internationally at Festivals in […]…
 
In early June, I attended the NAMM Show in Anaheim CA. NAMM stands for National Association of Music Merchants, an organization started in 1901 for companies in the music industry to connect, network and further their businesses. Music companies often show off their latest products, and endorsed artists appear, sometimes giving impromptu concerts r…
 
Singer-songwriter Parthenon Huxley is in the studio talking about music, songwriting, journalism and more, including his early work with North Carolina music legends Mitch Easter, Jamie Hoover and Don Dixon; working with 'The Blazers' and his own 'Ridiculous Band'; to leaving the Chapel Hill area to make the move to New York and LA, eventually sign…
 
Winner of Horn of the Year from the Blues Music Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2015, Deanna Bogart has been electrifying audiences with her soulful saxophone playing, singing and dazzling keyboards for over 40 years. She is a bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and produces festivals and other artists. Deanna is also a sought-after educator/mentor/m…
 
In Hollywood today with Troy Carlton, who talks about his new film 'Birdies The Movie', shot entirely in North Carolina (and now available on Amazon Prime). The Raleigh native sits down in the studio and talks of how his independent movie about "a washed up golf phenom who gets hired as the pro at a decaying country club where catching a buzz is pa…
 
A veteran of the international jazz scene, Max Ionata emerged in the early 90s and has performed with many modern greats including Robin Eubanks, Billy Hart, Joe Locke, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer and compatriot Stefano Di Battista. For this episode, we did our interview over email, and Donna read the answers aloud for the audio […]…
 
In the studio with award winning Alysson Bourque, author of the Alycat Series of children's books. The series has gained loyal followers both in the United States (where her books were included in the Swag Bags at the Oscars AND the Grammy's!) and an equally strong following in the United Kingdom, with the support of Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of …
 
Today’s episode is about playing in military bands… For this episode, I spoke with Larry Weintraub, saxophonist and clarinetist who has performed with Army and Navy bands from 1978 – 2005. He was first introduced to military bands by his teacher at the time, Ron Diehl, lead alto player for the US Navy Jazz Commodores. […]…
 
Offering sage advice with real life stories on transitioning, former MIX 101.5 FM (Raleigh, North Carolina) morning guy (now author) Bill Jordan discusses his book "Embrace the Boom" which in his words '"empowers, encourages and inspires my fellow members of the Baby Boomer generation"' (and read the special introduction from Duke Men's Basketball …
 
You may be wondering why we devoted a whole episode to saxophone necks? It’s because this part of your instrument is more important than you think. If there are problems with your saxophone’s neck, not only will your tone and timbre be affected, but also your intonation, ease of blowing, efficiency and more. For this […]…
 
Grammy nominated saxophonist Tim Armacost has established himself as one of the most distinct saxophone voices on the New York scene today. Touring regularly around the world both as a sideman and a leader, Armacost has worked with a phenomenal number of jazz greats, including Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, […]…
 
It's no easy feat becoming a bestselling author, but in today's episode, Elizabeth Spann Craig proves that with determination anything is possible. We discuss her new book - "A Notion to Murder", part of her Southern Quilting Mystery series (available now on Amazon) along with other novels including "A Dash of Murder" (from the Myrtle Clover Myster…
 
For many in the voiceover world, Bob Souer is known as 'The Second Nicest Guy in Voiceover", and after spending time at his studio in Pittsburgh, I finally found the true story of how he got that brand started (with a shout out to fellow voice pro and marketing guru Doug Turkel) Listen in on how Bob's start in radio, combined with a childhood love …
 
Jamie Anderson has been playing professionally for over 25 years, and is the founder of the online saxophone website, getyoursaxtogether.com. He has performed at venues like The Blue Note Tokyo, Glastonbury Festival and Munich’s Olympic Stadium with artists such as The Four Tops, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, The Temptations, Joan Armatrading…
 
Amanda Lamb, veteran reporter for award winning NBC television station WRAL in Raleigh, NC stops by the studio to talk about her new book "No Wake Zone", one of many books (in different genres) she's written while covering hard news for the station. Here's an interview that gives an honest look at journalism, including the business of writing books…
 
Tomplay is an interactive sheet music app which is used by more than one million musicians across 72 countries, and by hundreds of schools and conservatories worldwide. The interactive sheet music scrolls automatically on the screen synchronized with high-quality recordings of professional musicians. Musicians can access a catalog of over 40,000 sh…
 
My guest today is audiobook narrator Todd Waites, who explains what really happens in the studio when recording an audiobook. And he's here to say - it's not that easy! Sure, it seems like so at first, but Todd takes us on a step by step audiobook process - from the first audition to final chapter recording - where you finally understand the time a…
 
Tenor, soprano and alto saxophonist, bandleader and composer, Pernille Bévort is a graduate of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark. After completing her degree, she has become increasingly in-demand as a member of various jazz ensembles in Denmark and Sweden. Apart from working with small ensembles, Bévort has performed with seve…
 
In Texas today along with all its history, as told by the master Texas history storyteller, writer, stand-up comic, screenwriter, radio guy and author Mike Vance. His new book 'Getting Away with Bloody Murder:J.B. Brockman, the best Criminal Lawyer in Texas' (available now on Amazon) describes the life and times of Brockman, who rose from 'shady ch…
 
Paul Cohen is one of America’s most sought-after saxophonists for orchestral and chamber concerts and solo recitals. Dr. Paul Cohen has rediscovered and performed lost saxophone literature, including works for saxophone and orchestra by Loeffler, Florio and Dahl as well as chamber works by Grainger, Ornstein, Sousa, Cowell, Siegmeister, and Loeffle…
 
In the studio with Houston's man behind the camera - Al Torres of Al Torres Photography. As a sought after photographer for newsmakers around Houston, Al talks about how he captures those famous photos of television and media personalities through his unique camera lens. The photographer for Media Alliance of Houston and the Star Awards Gala (April…
 
Paul Cohen is one of America’s most sought-after saxophonists for orchestral and chamber concerts and solo recitals. He has appeared as soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony. His many solo orchestra performances include works by Debussy, Creston, Ibert, Glazunov, Martin, Loeffler, Husa, Dahl, Stil…
 
In Dallas today with radio personality Ted McKay, known as 'The Rock Professor' at Dallas rock radio station Lone Star 92.5. Now retired from a successful career in radio (including gigs at WRDU and WZZU in Raleigh, NC), The Professor discusses rock music and audiences; traditional radio and internet radio; life after radio and believe it or not cl…
 
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