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Sax Reel

25 EpisodesProduced by Jonathan KierspeWebsite

Welcome to Sax Reel, the podcast that gives you the inside scoop on your favorite saxophone loving musicians! Each episode, I will have a new guest in to share fun stories about their past, talk about their experiences as musicians and educators, and to share any exciting projects they are working o… read more

25 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

S2 E12- Debra Richtmeyer

October 27th, 2021


It was an honor talking with someone so influential in the saxophone world for this episode! Professor Richtmeyer has nurtured such a wonderful …

S2 E11- Dr. Joe Girard

October 13th, 2021


I had a fantastic conversation with Dr. Girard! I love how he integrates his engineering degree into his saxophone career. Listen to hear about his beginnings, the start of the Sinta Quartet, how he uses engineering in …

S2 E10- Dr. Andrew Allen

October 6th, 2021


It was a pleasure talking to Dr. Andrew Allen! We are lucky to have someone who is so in love with the saxophone! Hear about his prolific passion for …

S2 E9- Dr. Johnny Salinas

June 30th, 2021


I had a great time reminiscing about our days in China with Dr. Johnny Salinas! It was great hearing about how he overcame all of the setbacks life threw at him, even from a young age! 

S2 E8- Jonathan Cathell

June 16th, 2021


Talk about someone who is dedicated to their craft! Come hear about how Jonathan Cathell has dedicated his life to high quality repairs, especially considering its the only job he has ever had! It was great hearing …

S2 E7- Dr. Rhonda Taylor

June 2nd, 2021


I have always admired Dr. Rhonda Taylor's ability to create her own artistic path! Her exploration into free improvisation is always fun to explore and listen to. It was an honor to have had the chance to have some real …

S2 E6- Patrick Meighan

May 19th, 2021


Have you ever been curious about what some of the first saxophone pedagogues were like? Well then go no further! I had a blast hearing from Patrick Meighan about what it was like studying with teachers such as Larry …

S2 E5- Carrie Koffman

May 5th, 2021


If you are looking for someone who is inspirational and is involved in a lot of amazing projects, go no further! Between Carrie Koffman's unique path …

S2 E4- Dr. Younglove

April 21st, 2021


I had a great time chatting with Dr. Younglove this week! Tune in and hear all about his crazy travel experiences, his memories with Fred Hemke, and …

S2 E3- Dr. Jan Baker

April 7th, 2021


It is always so fun talking with Dr. Baker! She is so extremely talented, yet so down to earth. Tune in to hear about her experience of getting into …

S2 E2- Dr. Gregory Wanamaker

March 24th, 2021


It was my pleasure to have our first composer on the show! We talked about Dr. Wanamaker's path to becoming a composer, his introduction to the saxophone, and about the wild chipmunk he tamed and wrote a piece about! 

S2 E1- Dr. Jeffrey Loeffert

March 10th, 2021


Welcome back to the premier of season 2! I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Dr. Loeffert about his experiences navigating the unforgiving …

Episode 12- Dr. Geoffrey Deibel

September 23rd, 2020


I had a blast talking Geoffrey Deibel this week! He is definitely a musician that has taken on the role of life-long learner. Listen in and hear …

Episode 11- Joseph Lulloff

September 2nd, 2020


Its hard to believe that we are 11 episodes in! I am honored to have been able to talk to Joseph Lulloff about his unique reason for starting on the …

Episode 10- Dr. Gail Levinsky

August 19th, 2020


Talk about someone who is passionate about teaching the saxophone! I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Levinsky and I got to hear about her US premier of XAS, her massive studio in Texas, the treasure hunt-like …

Episode 9- Steven Banks

August 5th, 2020


It was a pleasure having Steven Banks on the show this week! Its always inspirational hearing about the success and accomplishments of people like …

Episode 8- David Dees

July 29th, 2020


I am happy to have had the chance to talk with David Dees! Hear about his time in school spent with Debra Richtmeyer, his grueling army band …

Episode 7- Erin Rogers

July 22nd, 2020


We have another exciting guest in this week! Hear about Erin Roger's journey into the world of being a freelance musician and composer! The story …

Episode 6- Dr. Robert Young

July 15th, 2020


I am very happy to have had the chance to talk to Dr. Robert Young! Tune in and hear about his start on the saxophone, his disconcertingly short graduate audition with Donald Sinta, his exciting first trip abroad, and …

Episode 5- Dr. Sampen Part 2

July 8th, 2020


Naturally, a saxophonists with so many experiences can easily fill a two part interview! This episode features John Cage's practical joke on Dr. Sampen, the time Jean-Marie Londeix cooked a birthday cake for him, and …

Episode 4- Dr. Sampen Part 1

July 1st, 2020


I am thrilled to have had the chance to talk to one of my mentors and one of the greatest figures in American saxophone history, Dr. Sampen! Come hear about his experiences of pushing a car up the Swiss Alps in a …

Episode 3- Dr. Allison Balcetis

June 24th, 2020


Tune in and hear about Allison Balcetis' educational journey that took her around the world, the creative chamber ensembles and projects she is a part of,  and what she aims for her saxophone studio to look like. 

On a …

Episode 2- Dr. Leaman part 2

June 17th, 2020


Welcome back to the second half of my interview with Dr. Leaman! Listen to him share his experiences watching his students thrive, how he fosters a healthy, positive studio, and his projects you can look forward to!

Episode 1- Dr. Clifford Leaman Part 1

June 10th, 2020


I am so excited to have Dr. Leaman on the show today! Listen to part 1 of the interview, where we talk about his accidental start on the saxophone, …

An introduction to Sax Reel!

June 7th, 2020


This is the first episode of my new podcast Sax Reel! Here is a brief introduction on what you can expect when you tune in! My first official guest and I will be recording in the coming week, so be expecting more …

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