Education


eMail from Boden

Dear Mr. Allen, When my mom told me I was getting my very own saxophone, I didn’t believe her, until yesterday when the box arrived. I opened it up and was so EXCITED to see this beautiful shiny awesome sax! I brought it to school today and played it in my band class, it sounded GREAT! It definitely a much better sound than the saxophone I had before. I also LOVE the convenient straps on the case! Thanks again!, Boden

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Count Basie Holiday Concert

The Palos Verdes Symphonic Band will be presenting a Count Basie Holiday Concert on December 6, 2015.  We will be featuring a Jazz Drummer and I Rheuben Allen will be making my conducting debut.  If you are looking for a good laugh during the Holidays this might be the perfect place to be...  We will be presenting one of the first Count Basie Trumpets to a student and did I mention I will be making my conducting debut.  Hope to see you all there and I will post more soon.

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Oh Happy day – Min Heo,12 year old, Korean saxophone

Oh Happy day - Min Heo,12 year old, Korean saxophone   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZljHe4f5HY8 OK this guys is old ... he is 12 years old

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sax player, 5 years old kid!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9A4goWENFg 5 year old kid...  I could barely say my name at 5...

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Ryan Caldwell Saxophone Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KMww9G-DzI sounds a lot like Danny Boy""

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Dan Higgins Catch Me if you can….

Dan Higgins Catch Me if you can.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRK7SLNyYCg Notice in the first few bars of the piece you can see my original front F key design...

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Branford Marsalis and Sally Beamish

Great Musicians
Branford Marsalis and Sally Beamish - Muczynski's Saxophone Sonata. This is an example of a great Jazz saxophonist that can really play classical music. When you hear you cannot do both just listen to Branford... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJDkPelqI3s&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs  

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Lanny Morgan Jazz Legend Alto Sax

Great Musicians
Lanny Morgan Jazz Legend Alto Sax.. I am proud to count Lenny Morgan as a friend. His work as a jazz soloist and with SuperSax leave us with great music. After You've Gone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTvDmlMi-So Joy Spring   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVJOXhCC27I Subconscious Lee    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEQhDq977E8   In jazz journalist Scott Yanow's book, Bebop (Miller Freeman Books, 2000), he opens his bio piece on LANNY MORGAN as follows: "A brilliant bebop alto soloist often overlooked because he lives in Los Angeles rather ...

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Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone

Great Musicians
Stanley Turrentine Tenor Saxophone is one the great individuals of the tenor... and there were many... Must listen to for every saxophoneist of any age or ability...  the man had soul... and then some... Smile Stacey     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wcFx26D5Ck&feature=youtu.be Hustlin" (Full Album)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lskXzub2U20 In Concert 1990     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-mFSdb0jS0 Return of the Prodigal Son https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxzDXEAYm4Q

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Summer Music Program for young students

Clarinet for Karla
Summer Music Program for young students.. We loaned 13 trumpets and 10 clarinets to the William Grant Hill Arts center for their summer music introducing kids to playing musical instruments. We also gave 40 recorders to kids in the summer program, 30 trumpet mouthpieces and 30 clarinet mouthpieces, ligatures and caps for the students in the summer program. The kids will be able to keep the mouthpieces and recorders so they have something from the program and it might help the want to continue to play an instrument

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