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    Sarah Morrow Trombone Player

    She grew up in Ohio, where she launched her career. Sarah Morrow was first female instrumentalist who ever joined the Ray charles’s all star orchestra in 1995. And since then she was playing with them for 2 years. She signed a record deal with French record label RDC Records in Paris.She moved and lived 12 years as a jazz trombonist and bandleader based in Paris, and recorded several albums of jazz fusion; Rebennack was an executive producer of her most famous album, “Elektric Air” released in 2012.

    After completing the Electric Air album, Sarah Morrow returned to New York and recorded music for an independent film about New Orleans and Katrina Hurricane. 6 times winner of GRAMMY awards and Roll Hall of Fame member Dr.John wrote and interpreted the song from the beginning, which is the beginning of a long-term collaboration between Sarah and the New Orleans icon. Sarah then returned to France to host the music director and Emcee for the week of Jazz Hot Magazine’s 75th Anniversary in Paris.

    Jazz trombonist Sarah Morrow has performed as a headliner and guest performer at jazz festivals around the world. She toured for two years with Ray Charles and currently tours with funk legend Bootsy Collins and New Orleans R&B legend Dr. John.

    New Orleans legend and cultural icon Dr. John presents musical tribute celebrates legendary trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong and features Dr. John on vocals and piano, fellow New Orleans native Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Musical Director Sarah Morrow on trombone.

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    How to Buy a Beginner Saxophone

    If you’re looking to buy a saxophone the options can seem endless. What type of saxophone do you buy? Alto? Tenor? Baritone? Soprano? How much is too much to spend on your first instrument? You probably don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on your first saxophone. Don’t worry. You don’t have to.

    Types of Saxophones – The four most commonly used saxophones are:

    Most student’s start with the alto saxophone. The alto is the second smallest of the four most commonly used saxophones. It takes less air than the other saxophones. It makes starting out easy.

    Although it is a little bigger than the alto, some beginners start with the tenor. I wouldn’t suggest starting on the soprano or the baritone though. They are used less often, and they are more difficult to play initially.

    Student Saxophones

    If this is your first saxophone, please don’t go out and spend thousands on an intermediate or pro horn. Student saxophones are made for… Guess who. Students! Not only are student saxophones much less expensive, but some of the more difficult notes are made easier to play. If you find the right kind of instrument you can save a lot of hassle for your beginning student.

    The Mouthpiece

    All saxophones will come with a mouthpiece and ligature. The mouthpiece is just like the name implies, the piece where you put your mouth. Believe it or not, the mouthpiece is one of the most important parts of your saxophone. Professional saxophonists spend hundreds, and sometimes thousands, on their mouthpieces. The mouthpiece that comes with your saxophone is not the best. Upgrading is usually a plus. But for a beginner, don’t worry about replacing the mouthpiece too soon.

    Reeds

    A reed is thin piece of material that vibrates to make a sound. The reed is attached to the mouthpiece and needs replacing often. A box of reeds will often (but not always) come with the saxophone. A box of reeds only cost around $20.

    Ligature

    The ligature is what holds the reed to the mouthpiece. The ligature should also come with the saxophone. Ligatures can also effect the sound of the instrument. But beginners shouldn’t get held up about how great their ligature is.

    A student saxophone shouldn’t be too expensive. Once you get the basics down, spend some money and get a really great horn. But until then, a student horn will get you started in the right direction.