Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saxquest to present free master classes this week from Lauren Sevian, Diana Haskell

The woodwind sales and repair shop Saxquest is presenting two free master classes this week for St. Louis area reed players.

* Baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian (pictured) will give a clinic and perform with a rhythm section of local musicians at 7:00 p.m. this Thursday, April 19 at the Saxquest shop, 2114 Cherokee St. One of the busiest bari players on the NYC scene, Sevian has been a member of the Mingus Big Band since 2003, works with numerous other groups in and around the city, and also leads two quartets of her own.

* Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Diana Haskell will present a masterclass and performance at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Haskell, who's the SLSO's Associate Principal of clarinet and E-flat clarinet, will play solo and in duets with Saxquest's clarinet specialist Audrey Denny.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 314-664-1234 or visit the Saxquest website.

1 comment:

Howard Mandel said...

Hi Dean -- please take a look at the JJA blogathon
and think about contributing a post to it yourself, about jazz in the community in St. Louis -- however you define that. It would be great to have you represented -- all you need to do is include that link above in your post and send us (me) the url for your post so we can put it into the blogathon. If you've got questions about this, I'm at -- thanks, Howard Mandel