About

I’m a saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, composer, and arranger in Austin, TX.  I also customize/repair/refurbish saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces.

I do regular gigs with The Copa Kings and The Austin Symphony (for Pops and big-band shows), and a lot of freelancing.  The rest of the time I’m composing (original jazz material for big band), arranging (for all sorts of ensembles), and working on mouthpieces.  I’ve adapted a few of my original big-band charts for school-level bands – these versions (and lots of other great charts) are available from Baker’s Jazz And More.

I’ve also been pretty busy teaching woodwinds, brass, and jazz improvisation – mostly at the Austin School of Music and St. Edward’s University.  My book, “Saxophone 101”, is a collection of exercises and patterns that I’ve found to be indispensable, especially for learning to play jazz.  Order it below ($17, print copy, shipping included), or get the Kindle e-book for $9.99 HERE.

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“Saxophone 101” book of sax exercises ($17, shipping included)