The founder of this site, Jeff Stepien, holds degrees from Ithaca College (B.M. Music Education '01) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (M.M. Saxophone Performance '06) and is a saxophonist himself. Currently he teaches 4th, 5th, and 6th grade instrumental music (band) in three schools in the Washington Elementary School District #6. He performs both classical and jazz (as well as rock, blues, and everything in between), and has always been frustrated trying to find classical saxophone CDs. Let's face it, when's the last time you saw a classical saxophone CD at your local music store? Hardly ever - as a result, this site came about as both enjoyment in finding more classical saxophone recordings and a service to saxophonists and saxophone enthusiasts all over. It is our goal to increase the availability and ease of finding classical saxophone recordings as well as to increase the viability of the saxophone as an instrument in the classical idiom.
Hear me perform:
4-16-09 - Jeff was selected as a winner in the YouTube Internet Symphony Global Mash-Up video! Thousands of people all around the world submitted videos in a contest to be part of the first "online collaborative orchestra." Go to then click on "The Internet Symphony (Global Mash Up)" or go to the high-quality version directly: YouTube Internet Symphony Global Mash-Up high quality
In the press:
5-8-09 - Jeff was interviewed by Channel 12 News in Phoenix, AZ, with Nate Anderson, president and founder of Ear Candy, a Phoenix, AZ nonprofit that collects used instruments and puts them in the hands of students that need them. His district (Washington Elementary School #6) just received Ear Candy's largest single donation with over 40 instruments donated to 12 individual schools within the district (including the 3 Jeff works at). Check it out here: Channel 12 Interview with Nate Anderson of Ear Candy