Endorsers

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Talented, attractive and very sexy – Katja Rieckermann is truly a “Horn Star”, also the title of their second album. Born and raised in Lübeck, she moved to Hamburg to study music. The first major highlights at the beginning of her career included performances with the Scorpions around frontman Klaus Meine and her brother Ralph in 1997 followed by a guest appearance at a concert of legendary Canadian rock band “Saga”.

Restless, always resolute and always the big goal in mind – after all, it took Katja across the pond to Hollywood.

She also earned – how could it be otherwise in Hollywood – soon the first spores in the movie business. In the TV series “Ally McBeal” she appeared several times with, as in Star Trek Fim “Nemesis”.

By thereby increasing presence and the increased awareness of it was not long before the entertainment industry Katya noticed musical talent and became aware of the firm in Lübeck.

In 2001, she then got the “opportunity of a lifetime”. The legendary rock star Rod Stewart hired the saxophonist for his two years “Human” -Worldtour.

katjarieckermann.de

 

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International touring and recording artist Johnny Ferreira combines style and boundless energy in his performances throughout Europe, United States, and Canada.

His infatuation with the saxophone began late in high school when he was 17. “It was the sound that attracted me,” he recalls. “It’s the instrument that closest resembles the human voice.” By 19, he was wailing on the sax. “I was impatient to get a good sound and two years seems like a long time when you’re a kid,” he reflects.

Johnny’s professional career started in 1980 being active in his local Vancouver music scene playing the clubs, casual gigs, and joining The Pointed Sticks who were recording and touring nationally at the time. They came from Vancouver’s Punk scene so Johnny was asked by many of the bands to record with them, most notably DOA.

His music education continued at the University of British Columbia where he pursued a music degree but withdrew a year early as he hooked up with still unknown blues rocker Colin James. “I felt more comfortable on stage than in a classroom”. Ferreira was recruited as an original member of James’ band, featured soloist on stage and in the studio and co-arranging the swingin’ “Little Big Band album”.

A whirlwind 11 years passed quickly, touring with some of history’s most profound rock names, including The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, ZZ Top, Keith Richards, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He left Colin’s band in 1998 to pursue his solo career, discovering new fans and excitement fronting his own band, which was in demand constantly. Performing, recording, and teaching continues and his 4th CD “Rock & Roll Saxophonist” being the most “sax-heavy” recording yet.

Many of Ferreira’s songs have weaved themselves into Movies and television. His unmistakable sax sound is featured on many other CDs besides his own, many of which have reached gold and platinum status. He stays rooted to his sax, flirting with many sounds from swing to rock to pop. He continues to write, perform, and educate.

www.johnnyferreira.com

 

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Born in Ierissos  Halkidiki (north Greece) in 1974, moved in Kavala later where he studied, music theory piano and saxophone at Music local conservatory . Coming to Thessaloniki , he continued his studies at NEO music conservatory and graduated in 1999 with diploma . Even though he took diploma in Harmony and also , Fugue, Counterpoint and Orchestration at Kentrikon music conservatory Thessaloniki .
Masterclasses: Greg Badolato , Ron Savage (Perugia Berklee music school ) Chico Freeman , Eric Alexander ,Haris Ioannou , Ovidiu Caplescu . Recital at music center of Thessaloniki 1999 , Papaioannou Festival , Attico alsos athens and many other places playing around in Greece and also in some countries as Russia , Germany , Turkey , Bulgaria and , Italy .
Collaborations and recordings with well known greek singers and composers as S. Kraounakis , V. Lekkas ,M. Hatzimanolis ,N. Pitloglou, Lizeta Kalimeri ,Sasha Kovalyev and many others from abroad.

 

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Magdalena was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

She began to play the piano at the age of 6. Later on she learned to play the saxophone and flute. Still in her teens, she won several national music competitions and began recording and touring together with other musicians and bands. After her studies in Prague, she moved to Germany where she founded the Threestyle band together with Robert Fertl (guitar, bass, trumpet) and her twin sister Gabriela Chovancova (drums, vibraphone). Since that time they have been touring the world on regular basis .

 

“Guardala MB II has everything I need – rich sound, plays comfortably across the whole range and is right for any genre, whether live or in the studio. An absolutely professional mouthpiece !”

www.threestylejazz.com

 

 

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Eddie Berg

“The Sky gives me that traditional Florida sound, but with a modern edge. Very impressed and excited!”

Saxophonist Eddie Berg is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer born and raised on Long Island, New York. Eddies music education was focused in classical and jazz performance.  His performance not only includes tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, but in addition he plays keyboards, percussion and EWI (electronic wind instrument.)  His music interest has been focused in traditional and contemporary Jazz to R&B, Blues, Funk, and Inspirational Music.

            Eddies interest to music started at an early age when he discovered the sound of saxophone as he listened to his dad spinning music from the 50s. The most memorable song was Yakety Yak, by the Coasters, featuring King Curtis on tenor.  Eddie was later introduced to the music of Boots Randolph where he realized his own creative ability to take vocal songs and turn them into his own style of the original. Eddie was an active member of concert, jazz and marching bands throughout school and performed in competitions outside of school as well.

            Eddies work also includes credit as a session musician and stands in for live performances. His interaction with the audience brings the show to a new level.  His multi instrument talent can be seen when he performs, where he also contributes to playing keys, percussion and EWI instruments in addition to his saxophones.

            Eddie released his debut CD titled, “Generations, From The Heart”, which offers Smooth Jazz music. Influenced by past artists, this music will inspire the soul.

            Today his music is being played on internet jazz radio stations in many countries. His current release of music can be found on I-Tunes and Cdbaby.com

 eddieberg.com

 

 

 

 

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Angespornt durch ihren professionellen Anspruch und ihr musikalisches Talent, begann die aus Sardinien stammende Angela Puxi nach dem Abitur mit dem Studium an der Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnheim, das sie mit dem akademischen Grad Bachelor of Music (Jazz und Pop) abschloss. Seit 2008 ist Angela Puxi eine erfolgreiche Live-Musikerin mit zahlreichen Shows für nationale- und internationale Brands und Events. Ihr Studium war das Sprungbrett in die Profikarriere als Musikerin.

Dabei entpuppte sich ihr musikalischer Weg nicht als der einer typischen Interpretin und Instrumental-Virtuosin. Ihre eigene Musik zu schreiben, zu produzieren, und schließlich live zu spielen, darauf legt Angela Puxi ihren Fokus. Im Sommer 2012 erscheint ihre erste EP Senza Parole, ein eher rockig-hymnisches Oeuvre, komplett aus Eigenkompositionen, das in Fachkreisen auf großes Interesse stieß. Der Titel „Breathless“ schaffte es auf Anhieb auf die Playlisten diverser Webradios. Mehrere deutsche TV-Sender strahlten ein beeindruckendes Portrait über sie aus, Interviews in Printmedien folgten. Fast zeitgleich erhielt sie ein Endorsement der deutschen Saxophon Manufaktur Julius Keilwerth, auf dem Weltmarkt eine der führendsten Saxophonhersteller.

„Auch wenn es für viele Musiker eine gute Schule sein kann; ich habe nie versucht, jemanden zu imitieren. Mir war von Anfang an wichtig, meinen eigenen Sound und Stil zu entwickeln, durch mein Instrument zu singen.“

Als Live-Act ist Angela Puxi im In- und Ausland unterwegs. Wer sie nach ihrer Musikrichtung fragt, dem entgegnet sie: „Ich mache einfach nur Musik!“. Einen Namen hat sie sich auch als Jazz-Musikerin Angela Puxi gemacht.

Erfolgreich ist sie auch als Komponistin und Produzentin. Sie produziert Musik für Imagefilme, Homepages u.v.m…

Am 27. März 2015 erschien ihr Debut-Album BADAPAPAPAA unter dem Label 4MPO (Vertrieb Nova MD/DigDis), ein erfrischendes und überaus abwechslungsreiches Album, im besten Sinne „out of the box“. Typische Funk-Klänge aus den 70er-Jahren treffen hier auf moderne Rhythmen und Club-Sounds, immer gepaart mit interessanten Details, die sich beständig jenseits der gängigen Fusion-Klischees bewegen.

Angela Puxi spielt nicht nur Saxophon, das Saxophon ist ihre Philosophie. Charisma und Professionalität, Gefühl und Authentizität machen Sie zu einem musikalischen Genuss. Ihr südsardisches Temperament und ihr erfrischendes Naturell zu einem unverwechselbaren Sympathieträger.

www.angela-puxi.com

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It was a Crescent Tenor Mouthpiece, Gold Plate, that he had been working on for Michael Brecker. Guardala ended up opening it too far for Brecker and they had to go back a step or 2 on a different Crescent Mouthpiece and abandon that one.

I put it on my tenor sax and 25 years later, have never thought of replacing it. It is a great Mouthpiece.

– Greg Vail

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This special Guardala Fatboy for Tenor Nadir made me is fantastic! It’s got that typical Michael Brecker sound and plays really well!

It has that full, round sound like the old early Babitt Links, butwith a lot more bite & attack to it! Ideal for using it playing with loud bands like rock, pop, blues, funk & soul music & even for smooth Jazz! Split tones, top tones or subtones… all works really well!! I don’t think you need to spend lots of money on an original Guardala,unless you’re a collector!

As a professional sax player I must say,that Nadir Ibrahimoglu did a great job making an outstanding copy of the original! The best thing about it, is that Nadir can make it exactly how any player likes it to be & adjust to any special requests! You couldn’t do that with the original, either it was perfect or not! I’m really impressed with it…!!!  Thank you Nadir. Kindest rockin’ regards!

– Lee Mayall

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Doyle, as the lead musician playing saxophone for the jazz group Evidence whose CD releases include Soulville and Untitled , He grew up in that great, big, 24-hour-a-day pickle barrel of radio and live jazz called New York, under the care of a classic jazz-addict dad. John Coltrane’s flip-into-the-clouds solo on Miles Davis’ “Milestones” provided the “ah-ha” moment that married Doyle to the saxophone for good.

Currently calling Michigan his home, the Professor has a passion for the classic fire of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis’ first great quintet drove him to create what he calls “a hard bop haven for some of the state’s best players.”

Michael Doyle’s goal of bringing New York- caliber jazz to Michigan remains the same. Doyle’s idiomatic jazz flavor joined with the Who Dat ? Blues Band rhythm section (funky melodic bass from the Coach and Doc’s in the pocket drums) is an excellent compliment to the smooth but occasionally raucous lead licks of Brian “BA” Anderson on guitar. (excerpts from article by Mark F. Turner – All About Jazz 2005)

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Bryne Donaldson  started playing the Saxophone with a gospel group in church as a kid.  Though his musical range and style broadened over time, the heart and soul of his music continues to carry strains of the gospel influence.

Bryne grew up in a small Kansas town with a variety of interests. As a Musician, Horse Trainer, Youth Mentor and Director of the local Community Center, Bryne is respected by most people who know him as a man of compassion who believes in projecting positive influence.  His will to achieve has resulted in an incredible work ethic in everything he does, but especially in his music.  A caring, dependable person, Bryne’s friends know when they ask for help, he’ll show up with rolled up sleeves and a smile on his face.

That same versatility and enthusiasm is part of his music.  Bryne is not limited to one horn or one style of music; he is fluent on the Tenor, Alto, Soprano and the new MIDI saxophone called WX-5.   Bryne also has played with a wide range of groups; from traditional Country Western, to Gospel, and from Straight up Jazz to Smooth Jazz to R&B Funk.

As a Sax player, Bryne is second to none. As a live performer his personality and musicianship never fail to win over a crowd.  In the studio he is extremely efficient and can be counted on to get the job done in a minimal amount of time.  And when Bryne steps up to the microphone to “just blow,” fellow musicians love to listen.  The influence of Kirk Whalum and David Sanborn contribute to a unique technical style all Bryne’s own, while playing in Church left him with the ability to play from the heart.  Bryne’s music contains that rare combination of craftsmanship and soul that delights purists and satisfies the sax lover in all of us.

Bryne’s second CD “Country Sax” is a testimonial of his work.  Inspired by his country roots and influenced by his musical heritage Bryne blends Country and Gospel to produce a beautiful interpretation of several well known Country Music songs.  His renditions of “The Dance” and “Lady” as well as “I Can’t Make You Love Me” stir the emotions just as much as the originals.

www.brynedonaldson.com

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Ron Moton began his musical journey at the age of eight, playing classical piano and the sax followed soon afterwards.
He played his first paying professional gig at the age of 14.
Ron’s career started by playing Bebop and Standard Show Tunes. Also included is Gospel Music both as a producer,
performer and as a music director and music minister. Experience also inludes Big Band,
Theatrical, Vaudeville and various Pit Orchestras. Musical experience includes R&B, Funk,
Latin (Traditional), Latin Jazz, Polka and Portuguese Traditional Music, Country, Country Swing,
Rock and Pop Music, Rap/HipHop Recordings/Performances with a variety of national acts.
Ron also plays Saxophone, Flute and Vocals for  the R&B group ConFunkShun.
As an in demand and highly sought after music producer, he handles numerous projects per year.
His clients range from all over the United States and the free world.
The primary focus is music that uplifts the human spirit.
Ron Moton, is a Composer, Recording Artist, Record Producer, Studio Musician, Songwriter,
Music Clinician, Midi Composition Instructor,  Private Music Instructor, and an Internationally known performance artist.
Ron Moton has recorded or performed with artists ranging from Herbie Hancock to the Lennon Sisters and more.
Ron Moton’s travels have taken his music to Japan (Cotton Club), Russia under the coordination of the Russian Philharmonic Society:
2009 representing the United States of America on stage with the top Russian Jazz All-stars.
The Russian Federation National Big Band (Tolkachev).
2006 (November – December) The Russian Snow Jazz Festival, Mexico, Aruba, East and West Caribbean Island and France.
Kuwait and Iraq tours. Ron Moton continues his musical journey as a multi talented solo artist.
His dedication to others has been remarkable allowing artists to shine in their own light.
Ron also provides scholarships for music study and mentoring to select talented students that are at risk,
or have special circumstances. Ron believes in helping others achieve their musical dreams.

www.ronmoton.com

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