Biography of Alice Lion
Paul (Zion) Brodie.
Born: April 10th 1934, Montreal Quebec.
Died: November 19th 2007 (73) , Toronto Ontario.
Paul Brodie started off learning clarinet in high school, and played in the Regina Lions Junior Band. He went on to Study saxophone in 1953-1959, in Paris, and made his New York Debut at Town hall in 1960. He taught woodwinds from 1959-1960 at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 1961, he founded the Brodie School of Music and Modern dance, and was the director until the school closed in 1979. From 1968-1973, he taught at the University of Toronto, and started teaching at York University in 1982.
In 1994, Brodie was made an Officer of the order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour. For having shown “True mastery of his art through his ability to reach all ages with his music.”
Since 1960, he has performed over 2500 concerts in Canada, Us, Mexico, France England, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia, China, Italy, Scotland, Russia, and Argentina. He is considered to be one of the most recorded saxophonists in the history of the instrument, with over 50 recorded albums.
“My teaching philosophy is that if you can dream it, you can do it. Kind of cliché, I know, but I was able to achieve several of my music goals by first setting them, and then working really hard to realize those goals. I try to instil the same kind of dedication, passion and work ethic in all my students.”
Adrianne Honnold received her Bachelor of Music Education in 1998 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Saxophone from the same institute in 2005. She is a former member of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band and Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble, located at Langley Air Force base in Virginia, where she was the principal saxophonist in the concert band, and was a featured concerto soloist 3 times.
Honnold has been performing regularly with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) Since 2004. Additionally, she has performed twice with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She has been a member of the North America Saxophone Alliance (NASA) since 1994, and has been a featured performer at various biennial and regional NASA conferences.
Embouchure for Saxophone.
I found many things describing embouchure, and explaining where the word came from (Boucher being French for mouth) But the simplest explanation I could find, was:
“Bite down on half of your lower lip. That’s about how much of your lip should be covering your bottom teeth. Now, Put the mouthpiece (with the reed) In your mouth, keeping your lip the way it was before. There’s a half moon shape on the reed, and your bottom lip shouldn’t go past that. Now bite the mouthpiece (not hard) That’s generally the proper embouchure. Your teeth should never come in contact with the reed while playing. Saxophone embouchure is very similar to that of clarinet embouchure, just not quite as tight.”
Tenor Saxophone- 2011.
Track 1: Rolling In The Deep (Adele) Tenor sax,
Track 2: Allegro Appassionato, St. Saens.
Track 3: Ambassador, Paul Brodie.
Track 4: Andante & Bouree, Lawrence Wang. (Pretty bad quality, I apologize. I thought it was better when it was recorded.)
Track 5: La Cinquantain, Paul Brodie.
Track 6: Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Tenor sax.
Track 7: Serenade (Franz Schubert)
Track 8: Single Solo de Concert.
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