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Miles Osland

Miles Osland

Saxophonic Switch-Hitting: Jazz and Legit - You Can Do It

Clinic Synopsis:

The clinic will feature performances by the Osland Saxophone Quartet in both jazz and classical styles. Topics of discussion will include: stylistic concerns when performing in jazz or classical settings, equipment needs, embouchure adjustments, performance configurations and where to find the right music for your middle school, high school and college saxophone quartets.

Miles Osland - Biographical Information

Miles Osland has distinguished himself as an educator, recording and performing artist, author, arranger and composer. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky, he has appeared throughout North, South America, Europe and Asia as a guest conductor and performing artist for Selmer Saxophones and Rico Reeds. His compositions have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council. Sea Breeze Jazz has submitted ten of his recordings for Grammy nominations. Six books authored by Mr. Osland are available through Dorn and Alfred Publications and his scholarly work (which includes over 75 published articles on saxophone technique and jazz improvisation) can be found in a variety of publications including Downbeat, Jazz Times, Saxophone Journal, and many others.