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Saxquest Concert Artist Series Presents MATT MCKEEVER QUARTET – Saturday June 1

When: 2019-06-01


Please join us on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm for St. Louis-based saxophonist, Matt McKeever and his quartet!

Featuring:
Dave Black – acoustic and electric guitar
Ben Wheeler – acoustic bass
Kyle Honeycutt – drums

Matt McKeever is a musician, educator, and composer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Webster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education degree and earned his Master of Music Education degree in 2016 from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Matt is currently the Assistant Band Director at Fort Zumwalt South High School and Middle School, where he teaches Concert Band, Beginning Band, and Marching Band classes.

Matt is in-demand as a private lesson teacher and clinician. His private students have received All-District and All-State honors as well as top ratings at District and State Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Matt has worked as a judge and clinician through the Saint Louis Suburban Music Educators Association, Missouri East Central District, Saint Louis Metro District, East Central College Jazz Festival, and North County High School Jazz Festival.

As a composer, Matt has written a number of pieces for concert band and jazz ensemble that are available for purchase on this website. His piece “Adventure Awaits!” has been performed in four states and was featured on the program of the 2018 SIUE Bi-State Band Festival. Matt performs professionally on saxophone, clarinet, and flute and is a member of a number of Saint Louis-based music groups. He is the founder/leader of the folk-jazz quartet Night Howler and member of the Saint Louis Wind Symphony, Dave Black’s itti bitti Swing Orchestra, and Naked Rock Fight, a funk/jazz group led by trumpeter Dawn Weber.

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PSA: Saxquest CLOSED all day on Wednesday May 8

Please mark your calendars, the store and repair shop will both be closed all day on Wednesday, May 8, for an employee outing. The boss is taking the team to the Cardinals game. If you are playing hooky and going to the game too, stop by the bleachers and share a beverage!

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Prices lowered across the board on Vintage Saxes (including Mark VI’s!)

Check out our Vintage Saxes section, for a limited time we’ve lowered prices pretty much across the board, including our good selection of Mark VI altos and tenors. Get them while the getting is good!

https://www.saxquest.com/store/category/vintage-saxes-C18

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Bringing in the new year

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to the new year as much as us at Saxquest. We’ve got some exciting developments for the new year, including a new mouthpiece. In the immediate future, we will be at the JEN show and MMEA again this year, so we hope to see you there. Looking ahead to February and March, we’re going to have some fantastic events at the shop in our Concert Artist series, some long-time Saxquest friends including Tim Aubuchon, Stephen Martin, and Paul DeMarinis, so stay tuned for more details as those draw nearer.

Everyone be safe at your New Years Eve gigs, and come by the shop or visit the booth at one of the shows, and say “hi!” The store will be closed on News Years Day, but normal hours otherwise the rest of the week.

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Step Up to Yamaha with rebates on new purchases!

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Yamaha saxophone, Now’s the Time!!

Saxquest is offering a $50 rebate for intermediate model instruments and a $100 rebate for professional model instruments.

Take the Yamaha plunge at Saxquest.

https://www.saxquest.com/…/ca…/new-saxes-C7/manufacturer/155

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Launching the new Saxquest Music Institute

Hope everyone has had a chance to check out the new school we’ve put together. This is a great opportunity to get lessons from some of the best area musicians and teachers. More info on the newly created facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/SQMusicInstitute/

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Introducing the NEW D’Addario Reserve Alto Sax Mouthpiece

We just got in a shipment of the new D’Addario Reserve series mouthpiece for the alto sax. This classically designed mouthpiece is a beautiful player, with a rich, warm tone, offering the player a bountiful amount of control. A sweet, lush sounding mouthpiece for true classical players. The smallest one, the D145, features a tip opening of just .057″, which is tiny, but it still feels very free and in no way is constricting, responding best obviously with a harder reed. We have these pieces available for sale right now on our website.

Stay tuned for some play test videos in the next couple days.

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RESTORED Vintage Alto Sarrusophone Available for Sale!

Here at Saxquest, we very rarely toot our own horn, but this one is an exception. Saxquest’s Chris Funck just finished restoring an original Gautrot Marquet Eb alto sarrusophone, and we now have it available for sale :

https://www.saxquest.com/product/view/wow-vintage-gautrot-marquet-paris-eb-alto-sarrusophone-fully-restored-P10099

This is an extremely rare instrument, made more so by that fact that it is ready to play. Chris spent a lot of time bringing this instrument back to life, and is a fantastic find for serious collectors. We’ll try to get a video of this one up in the next week or so, if we can find someone who plays double reeds well enough to do it justice!

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Saxquest @ MMEA this week

To all our Missouri peeps, we’ll have a big presence at the annual MMEA show this week at Tan-Tar-A, so please stop by the booth and say “hi”. Zac is leading the crew down this year, with the exhibit hall open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We’ll have a good number of horns and a lot of accessories on hand for trial, and a small emergency repair bench set up too (helmed by George), so if you have a pad fall out during rehearsal, you can get that fixed too! Both stores in St Louis will still be open normal hours this week, so don’t hesitate to stop in if you need a box of reeds. We hope to see you at MMEA!

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Annual Saxquest EXPO this Saturday, 9am – 5pm @ Westport Plaza

We’ve been working super hard and are super exciting to be hosting the 2nd annual Saxquest Expo, this Saturday, November 11, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St Louis. Free to come by and try horns, mouthpieces, ligatures, whatever you like! We’ll have plenty of instruments (saxes and clarinets obviously, but also flutes, bassoons, oboes, basically anything woodwind!) on hand for you to play test. All the details are here, including how to book an appointment :

https://www.facebook.com/events/432250990502396/

Please note, both our locations on Cherokee St in St Louis, and in Maryland Heights, will be closed on Saturday. We hope to see you at the Expo.

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