The Total Saxophone

Ed Joffe with Five Woodwinds

Part of Ed Joffe’s Woodwind Doubling Masterclass Series, The Total Saxophone is a clinic devoted to an approach that integrates classical, jazz, commercial and pop styles of saxophone playing in one’s practice. Selected etudes from the works of Bozza, Karg-Elert, Koechlin, Mintzer, Fishman and Snidero will serve as a means for discussing various challenges that all saxophonists must attend to on a daily basis. A demonstration of the commercial recordings and individual styles of some of the great Hollywood saxophonists including Les Robinson, Ronnie Lang, Plas Johnson, Gary Foster and Dan Higgins will follow. Additional work focuses on the Pop/Rock/R&B saxophonists King Curtis, Hank Crawford and Dave Sanborn.