"The Most Disgusting Science Every Sax Player Should Know" - 3 pm, Jan. 12 @ 2018 International Saxophone Symposium
Join saxophonist and Key Leaves founder, Rulon Brown, for a free lecture - The Most Disgusting Science Every Sax Player Should Know
3 PM, Friday, January 12 at the 40th International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia. The Symposium runs January 12-13, 2018 at George Mason University Center for the Arts. The Key Leaves team will also be there with products for you to try and buy for your sax.
Rulon Brown will share laughter, horror and video from his year-long study of saxophone pad rot. With the help of a food scientist and two brand new Selmer® saxophones, Rulon conducted a disgusting field test playing both horns without cleaning them for a year. Yuck! This torture test helped us learn how sticky pads evolve and find better ways to care for your sax. Expect tips and tricks to keep your horn healthy and add years to the life of your saxophone.
About Rulon BrownRulon Brown grew up fixing saxophones at his local music store and became a professional musician, teacher, and performing artist. Like all sax players, he ran into the problem of sticky key pads that cause playing malfunction and costly repair. So he created Key Leaves sax care products to leave keys open to dry clean. In addition to founding Key Leaves, Rulon continues to create for stage, gallery and new media. His recent work includes a avant-rock CD; a solo album made while traveling North and Central America; multi-media and art installation inspired by the RESTLESS American Dream; an art puzzle with each piece embedded with hidden music and film; a documentary film about the cultural limits of Mormon musical worship; a CD of world-rhythm improv to 19th Century Christian hymns; headlining the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival; and a U.S. State Department sponsored artist residency at a cultural institute in Granada, Nicaragua.
About the International Saxophone Symposium
Each year, the United States Navy Band hosts The International Saxophone Symposium, a celebration of the saxophone for all ages including performances, lectures, master classes, college bands, military bands, and marquee concerts featuring renowned soloists. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Symposium and will feature Puerto Rican jazz sax man Miguel Zenón and international classical sax star Timothy McAllister.
Key Leaves is honored to be part of the International Saxophone Symposium and share our revolutionary saxophone care products with players from around the world. Learn more about our year-long field test at KeyLeaves.com/PROOF