Barry Cockcroft is your host on this saxophone podcast with interviews featuring guest saxophonists from around the world. In this show, he explores the stories behind these great musicians with telling insights into how they got started and the ongoing development of their careers. Discover the highlights of touring the musical world, unconventional ways to learn the saxophone, teaching styles from different countries and tips on maintaining a long and healthy career. The Barry Sax Show features a new guest each week or so, and is supported by show notes, useful links and a full-text transcript of each episode.
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Quatuor Ellipsos – Renowned French Saxophone Quartet – 32
An interview with renowned French saxophone Quartet, Quatuor Ellipsos with members Julien BRECHET, Nicolas HERROUET, Sylvain JARRY and Paul-Fathi LACOMBE.
Preston Duncan – Acclaimed American Saxophonist and Educator – 31
An interview with Preston Duncan, an American saxophone performer and educator, and professor at the University of Minnesota.
YolanDa Brown – British Saxophonist and Broadcaster – 30
An interview with British saxophonist and broadcaster, YolanDa Brown. She has hosted her own shows on Sky, the BBC Radio 2 and for British Airways.
Jean-François Guay – Canadian Saxophonist and Professor – 29
An interview with Jean-François Guay, Canadian saxophonist with the Nelligan Saxophone Quartet, professor of saxophone at the University of Montreal and director of the 12th World Saxophone Congress.
Alain Crepin – Belgian Founder of The Adolphe Sax International Competition of Dinant – 28
An interview with Alain Crepin, Belgian saxophonist, conductor, composer and founder of the Adolphe Sax International Competition in Dinant, Belgium.
Debra Richtmeyer – American Saxophone Soloist, Professor and Author – 27
An interview with Debra Richtmeyer, an internationally renowned saxophonist, pedagogue and author, and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Illinois.
Derek Brown – BEATBoX Saxophonist and Composer – 26
An interview with Derek Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and creator of BEATBoX SAX who has performed in 50 United States and more than 25 countries.
Javier Zalba – Cuban Saxophonist and Composer from Buena Vista Social Club – 25
An interview with Javier Zalba, Cuban saxophonist, clarinet, flautist, composer, and member of the Buena Vista Social Club.
Paul Cohen – New York Saxophonist and Historian -24
An interview with New York saxophonist Paul Cohen, one of America’s most sought-after saxophonists, an avid music historian and collector and teacher at Manhattan School of Music, Rutgers University, Queens College and New York University.
Todd Yukumoto – Versatile Hawaiian Saxophonist – 23
An interview with Todd Yukumoto, lecturer of Saxophone at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and saxophonist with the Royal Hawaiian Band.
Cliff Leaman – American Saxophone Professor – 22
An interview with American saxophonist Clifford Leaman, professor of saxophone at the University of South Carolina and internationally renown soloist.
Joseph Murphy – American Concert Saxophonist – 21
An interview with Joseph Murphy, saxophone professor at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and member of Duo Montagnard, leading guitar and saxophone duo.
Anna Stepanova – Ukrainian Saxophone Soloist – 20
An interview with Ukrainian saxophonist Anna Stepanova, soloist and Professor of saxophone at the South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after Ushinskiy.
Timothy Roberts – 24 Years with the U.S. Navy Band – 19
An interview with Timothy Roberts, Principal Saxophonist during a 24-year career with the U.S. Navy Band and Professor at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Matthew Lombard – South African Saxophonist – 18
An interview with Matthew Lombard, South African Saxophonist and founding director of the South African Saxophone Society.
Timothy McAllister – American Saxophone Soloist – 17
A podcast interview with Timothy McAllister, American saxophone soloist, Professor of Saxophone at The University of Michigan and soprano chair of PRISM Quartet.
Sue McKenzie – Scottish Saxophonist and Improviser – 16
An Interview with Scottish saxophonist, composer, improviser and Assistant Director of the 16th World Saxophone Congress.
Arno Bornkamp – Acclaimed Dutch Saxophonist – 15
An interview with Dutch saxophonist Arno Bornkamp, international soloist, longtime member of Aurelia Saxophone Quartet and teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Branford Marsalis – American Jazz and Classical Saxophonist – 14
An interview with composer, producer, improvisor, jazz and classical musician, American saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Asya Fateyeva – Russian Saxophone Soloist – 13
An interview with renowned Russian saxophonist solosit Asya Fateyeva, now a resident of Hamburg who teachers classical saxophone at the University of Münster, Germany.
Lars Mlekusch – Swiss Saxophonist & Conductor – 12
An interview with Swiss saxophonist and conductor Lars Mlekusch, international soloist and professor of saxophone at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Richard Ingham – English Composer and Saxophonist – 11
An interview with English saxophonist, composer and educator, Richard Ingham, artistic director of the 16th World Saxophone Congress and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone.
Gerard McChrystal – Irish Saxophone Soloist – 10
An interview with Gerard McChrystal, Irish saxophonist, composer and saxophone professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, England.
Carrie Koffman – American Saxophone Soloist & Teacher – 09
An interview with Carrie Koffman, American saxophonist soloist, new music advocate, yoga instructor and associate professor at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and Lecturer of Saxophone at the Yale School of Music.
Sebastian Pottmeier – German Baritone Saxophonist of Alliage Quintet – 08
An interview with German baritone saxophonist Sebastian Pottmeier. Since 2003, Sebastian has taught at the University of Music in Cologne, Germany and is a founding member of Alliage Quintett, one of the most creative and successful ensembles in Europe.
Daniel Gauthier – Canadian Founder of Alliage Quintet – 07
An interview with Canadian saxophonist Daniel Gauthier, who has performed throughout the world as a concerto soloist and as the leader of the internationally acclaimed group, Alliage Quintet. Since 2003 he has been teaching at the Cologne Faculty of Music, Germany.
Dragan Sremec – Artistic Director of the 18th World Saxophone Congress – 06
An interview with Croatian saxophonist and conductor Dragan Sremec, artistic director of the 18th World Saxophone Congress. He is a professor of saxophone and the vice-dean at the Zagreb Music Academy and is the founder of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet.
Philippe Geiss – French Crossover Saxophonist – 05
An interview with French saxophonist and composer Philippe Geiss. He has given concerts and masterclasses all over the world and has mastered a repertoire that extends from classical to improvised music. In 2015 organised the largest World Saxophone Congress in the history of the event.
Lev Pupis – Passionate Slovenian Saxophonist – 04
An interview with Slovenian Lev Pupis, saxophone soloist, chamber musician and passionate teacher. He is a champion of new music and supports a large group of young saxophonists in Slovenia.
Claude Delangle – French Saxophone Master – 03
An interview with French saxophone soloist, researcher, and pedagogue, Claude Delangle, considered to be the master of the French saxophone.
Javier Valerio – Latin American Saxophone – 02
Javier Valerio is widely recognised as one of the pioneers and leading saxophone players in Latin America.
Kenneth Tse – Leading Classical Saxophone – 01
An interview with American saxophonist Kenneth Tse, widely recognised as one of the world’s leading classical saxophonists.
Thank you for doing this podcast! I’m am amateur saxophonist living in Rochester, NY where I am fortunate to hear your music and other classical works for saxophone at the Eastman School of Music. I really enjoy hearing how the saxophonists got started with their instrument, and who has influenced them. I also had my first introduction to classical saxophone from the recordings of Eugene Rousseau. It’s fascinating to learn about the musical culture each saxophonist grew up with. If you ever get the opportunity, I would love to hear an interview with Otis Murphy. I would also love to hear your answers to the interview questions that you ask your guests. Thank you, again! This podcast is like being able to hang out with some the musicians I admire the most.