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Saxquest Free Concert Artist Series – ALEX TERRIER – Sept 17

When: 2016-09-17

Alex TerrierSaxquest is honored and thrilled to host a FREE clinic/performance and open house at the shop on Saturday, September 17 with saxophonist, Alex Terrier. Alex is one of those rare musicians with the ability to absolutely captivate an audience and entangle you in his snare of musical ideas and creativity. Prolific as both a composer and a performer, his music is always fresh yet steeped in a straight ahead tradition. Alex will be performing with an all-star local St. Louis rhythm section (Eric Slaughter – gtr, Ben Wheeler – bass, Drew Weiss – dr).

“Alex is a very gifted and expressive saxophonist. He has shown in performance a very strong developing conception as a composer and a soloist.” – Joe Lovano

This will be an event to celebrate the new Buffet SENZO saxophone. Alex is a Buffet SENZO and Keilwerth saxophone artist. His quartet performance will be from 2-4PM but we invite you to come out either an hour before or hang for an hour afterwards to try out the new SENZO saxophone. We’ll have several here in stock in both copper and silver plate finishes. We’ll also have several Keilwerth saxophones on hand to demo. Al Maniscalco (Buffet Crampon and Keilwerth Product Manager) and Steve Rorie (regional sales manager for Buffet-Crampon) will be in the shop. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with the people who actually make these incredible instruments.

Born in Paris, France, in 1980, Alex Terrier burst onto the scene with an energetic, passionate, and distinct sound that has captured the attention of audiences and musicians across the globe! He manages his own bands both in North America with the “Alex Terrier New York Quartet” and Europe with the “Alex Terrier European Quintet” and he’s increasingly present in South America. He’s also part of the legendary Mingus Big Band. His 2014 release, Alex Terrier New York Quartet (feat. Kenny Barron), is amazing!

Alex has dedicated his life to music and I think this quote sums up his passion succinctly: “My goal is simple: try to create some beauty and share it.”

Its an honor for us to present Alex Terrier to St. Louis. I hope to see you all out to Saxquest for this amazing performance and clinic.

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