Beginning Saxophone Lesson Topics
• Putting together the sax, reed, mouthpiece, etc.
• How to swab and clean your saxophone
• Adjusting the sax & neck strap for comfort & control
• and more
Music & Sound Retailer Editor, Brian Berk interviewed Rulon Brown about the mentors, advice and music that inspire him, and his belief that the artists who break things make the best stuff.
Enjoy an evening of jazz curated from the finest tunes by West Coast masters Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh as well as originals. Featuring Nick Torretta on tenor and alto sax, Rulon Brown on alto sax and flute, Ronan Delisle on guitar, Xavier D. Lecouturier on drums and Tony Lefaive on bass.
Morgan Mouthpiece Company sent me one of their new “GM” bari sax mouthpieces and I am happy to share this review. They call it the “GM” because it’s a hybrid of the classic MC Gregory and a Morgan mouthpiece. The MC Gregory mouthpiece company went out of business years ago but only after the bari master Gerry Mulligan made their mouthpieces famous. Morgan Mouthpiece Company obtained the old original Gregory molds, cleaned them up and are refreshing this classic mouthpiece with their own unique twist.
Carbon Quartet is a saxophone foursome that performs some of the most exciting and dynamic quartet music on the planet. From jazz to classical to Latin, Carbon Quartet will tackle anything. Rulon Brown (soprano sax), Nick Torretta (alto sax), Kevin Nortness (tenor sax) and Chris Credit (baritone sax).
Rulon Brown (soprano sax), Chris Credit (bari sax), Kevin Nortness (tenor sax), Nick Torretta (alto sax)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Spite House, 1513 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
The Rock Lottery is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand-picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evening’s performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five bands through a lottery-based chance selection. The five groups are released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to agree upon a band name and create three to five songs (with a one cover song limit). The bands then return to the venue and perform what they have created in front of a waiting audience.
I had a blast hanging out at the National Association of Music Merchandisers (NAMM) convention this January with my dear friends John & Barb Kagerer of Alaska Music & Sound. My first job (other than my sub-zero Alaska morning paper route) was apprenticing in band instrument repair with John. I’d never been to NAMM before and I went to do research for the music care product I’m developing (more news on that in 2017).
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We’ve eaten our roast meat and sugar cakes, sent fire into the air, sung anthems, covered hearts, and convened a national toast. Hopefully somewhere in all this we considered the ideas and sacrifice that fuel the American […]
CALLING ALL SAVVY VOLUNTEERS! As part of Rulon Brown’s project, Ripple, the amazing grass roots folks at Feet First will help you build your own free walking tour that blends Ripple music, art, nature, […]
Remix is a creative party at Seattle Art Museum, packed with performances, talks, art making, dancing, and more—all connected to SAM’s collection. The next Remix is Friday, June 6, 2014 and Rulon […]
Thursday, May 1, 2014, I’ll share new music for sax and flute at a Souper Fundraiser/Birthday Celebration for my friend and bandmate, Paul Rucker. Paul is not only a great musician, he’s also critically acclaimed visual […]
7 – 10 pm, Friday, May. 2, 2014 I am playing with guitarist and visual artist David Harrison and bassist Nate Omdal at Seattle’s Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+); located in the heart of the Magnolia neighborhood and […]
DOWNLOAD FREE HERE & HERE FOR A LIMITED TIME At high noon on April 22, one hundred and twenty five years ago today, thousands of people rushed to claim land in the Land […]
Rulon Brown will debut new music for sax and electronics, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 during the Kenmore Hydroplane Cup opening ceremonies at the newly renovated Kenmore Boat Launch along the […]
DOWNLOAD HERE All the other rich democratic societies in the world have found cheaper and more effective ways to care for the sick and dying. Let me say that again […]
Check out Microsoft’s new GigapixelArtZoom.com and see if you can find Rulon Brown hiding in plain sight. The massive megapixel panorama photo features Seattle artists dancing, painting, and playing across […]
WHY I AM SHARING THIS MUSIC ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY? Because this of all days is the closest thing we have to a national reflection about race and how to […]
This year, I will give away my music as singles. Download for free or pay what you want while the song is available. Subscribe, like, follow, or google+ to hear when I post new tunes. […]
7 – 10 pm, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 I am playing with guitarist David Harrison and bassist Nate Omdal at Seattle’s Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+); located in the heart of the Magnolia neighborhood and well worth […]
Celebrate the Winter Solstice and the holidays with Coco Loco Saturday, Dec 21, 8-10 PM at the newly renovated Scarlet Tree. Great food and drink. All ages till 11 PM […]
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I am happy to announce that a pendant and ring from my Restless jewelry collection are now available at Twilight Gallery until Jan. 6, 2014. These two pieces are from a limited […]
Sunday, 11 AM in Seattle…https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9139756257
7 – 10 pm, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 I am playing with guitarist David Harrison and bassist Nate Omdal at Seattle’s Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+). This cozy little venue is in the heart […]
Coco Loco released a new CD that features sax and flute work by Rulon. Listen to a sample of La Chica Del Malecon and pick up a copy at Coco Loco […]
This Fall, Rulon Brown will teach Composing for Digital Musicians at Music Works NW. Are you producing your own music, remixing, or making your own beats, and want to up your game? Composer […]
Starting this Fall, Rulon Brown will lead “The Next” contemporary music group at Music Works NW. This new honors ensemble is open to performers, composers, and digital creators of all genres and explores […]
RESTLESS is an interactive performance installation by Rulon Brown that premiered June 6-16, 2013 at Paul Rucker’s Open Studio Project Gallery in Seattle. Inspired by America’s broken medical system and […]
1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013, Rulon Brown will play a free concert with guitarist Bill Horist at the Redmond Town Center Arts Festival. Bill is a wildly eclectic improviser […]
7 – 10 pm, Friday, July 5, 2013 I am playing with guitarist David Harrison at Seattle’s Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+). This cozy little venue is in the heart of the Magnolia neighborhood and […]
“An oddly communal, intimate experience. Headphones usually isolate the listener, but in Restless they unite [the audience]… It’s a neat bit of group choreography, with the 50 different compositions suddenly joining […]
Rulon was inspired to create art about the American Dream during a 2011 artist retreat in Costa Rica. He fell ill and received emergency medical care from a Costa Rica clinic (publicly […]
7 – 10 pm, Friday, April 5, 2013 I am playing with guitarist David Harrison at Seattle’s Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+). This cozy little venue is in the heart of the […]
Come celebrate the grand opening of the VALA Art Center in Redmond, Washington. Rulon Brown will play new music with guitarist Bill Horist during the opening night festivities, 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013. […]
JUST ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of State, Embassy in Nicaragua will host Rulon Brown at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, February 20 – 23, 2013. Rulon’s band features three of Seattle’s brightest talents […]
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Rulon will host an intimate house concert at the Hill House as part of his ISLAND residency in Michigan.
Seattle Artthrob commissioned Rulon Brown to create a limited-edition work for Artthrob members. Seattle Artthrob is a new community supported arts co-op where members receive six original, limited-edition artworks created specifically […]
This November Rulon will be alone, writing new music in a cabin located in the distant woods outside a small Michigan town during the height of deer hunting season.
I just enjoyed one of the most inspiring performance and teaching residencies of my career at a school in Granada, Nicaragua.
The LDS Film Festival selected Sanctuary, a film about Rulon Brown and Mormon musical practice, for multiple screenings during the festival, January 25 through 28, 2012 at the SCERA Center in […]
Why can’t we all just get along for the holidays? Rulon Brown’s festive new spoof tells us why not. Get your free download of ThanksOweenEasterNukkah at www.rulonbrown.com/music. ThanksOweenEasterNukkah is a campy croon […]
The Southern Utah International Documentary Film Festival (DOCUTAH) will feature Sanctuary – a documentary film about Rulon Brown’s experience in the LDS music community.
The Faith Film Festival airs Sanctuary, a documentary film by Aaron Bourget about Rulon’s experience in the LDS music community, at 8:30 p.m. EST, August 5. Watch online or via cable TV […]
The Fear No Film Festival will premier Sanctuary, a film about Rulon’s music, on Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 26 in the Salt Lake City Library auditorium. Directed by Seattle-filmmaker […]
I recently created a galactic opera theme for Prop Group’s forthcoming iPhone game, Space Viking. The game is due out this summer. Thanks again to co-collaborator, Mike Weiser, and lead […]
A new iTunes sampler including Rulon’s music is raising money to help The Clean Water Foundation bring clean water to developing nations.
Choral music inspired by the life, writings, and sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Bulk Discounts available using drop down menu. 1 copy $1.97 USD10 copies $17.00 USD20 copies […]
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Rulon Brown is “one not to miss… one of Seattle’s up and coming” – Seattle Flute Society “Exceptional is the only word to describe the poise, technique and taste…of [Rulon] Brown” […]
I love teaching and help students with technique, healthy use of breath and body, improvising, sight reading, theory, composing, and more. The U.S. State Department recently invited me to teach at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival and […]
Nate Brown will play bluesy, world-rhythm Christian music with his quartet for the Sacred Music Foundation.
Nate Brown will play a free outdoor family concert with Cocoloco at the Sandpoint Magnuson Park Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010. Enter the park at 74th street and follow […]
Chileans of the Northwest are hosting a mega-fundraising event 3 – 10 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at Christ the King Church to help a fishermen’s community in
Catch Nate Brown with Coco Loco Latin band at a cozy little
Bring the kids to the Zoo, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sat., May 1 and hear Cocoloco
I am gathering my musical thoughts on Christian sacred music. As part of this spiritual query, I am playing saxophone with German pianist
The Woodland Park Zoo invites you to an after hours, adults only event, where you can sip, salsa and samba on the zoo’s picturesque North Meadow with Washington’s finest boutique […]
Nate Brown plays a free family concert at the Crossroads Mall