Music Trades Magazine features Key Leaves and founder Rulon Brown

Music Trades Magazine, one of the world's leading music products publications, features Key Leaves® in the May 2019 issue. The article covers some of our origin story, our recent double honors at NAMM 2019, and how Key Leaves help you cure sticky saxophone keys and prevent pad rot.

Music Trades magazine is read widely by music retailers, repair techs, and product makers around the world and the May issue is focused on the top international music retailers. We are doubly delighted by the feature article in an issue of the magazine sure to be read around the world.

Read the article here.

Learn more about the recent awards for Key Leaves® Saxophone Care Products

About the Best In Show NAMM 2019 award
Frank Alkyer, Publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, moderated a panel of six music retail experts, who shopped the far corners of The NAMM Show exhibit floor to highlight gear that’s sure to make a splash in the new year and beyond. "Best in Show" highlights the can't-miss products, services and technologies at NAMM and features 24 Best in Show winners from various product categories. Key Leaves won in the category of Band & Orchestra Accessory.Read More Here and in the April Edition of Music Inc. Magazine (starting page 90)

About Best of 2019 Tools for Schools award
Each year, SB&O Magazine (School Band & Orchestra Magazine) sends a team of music teachers and music industry pros to The NAMM Show to discover and honor the best “Tools For Schools.” Key Leaves took home honors for “Best Instrument Care Tool” because Key Leaves products are a simple and affordable way for teachers to reduce repair expense and keep student saxophones working well. Read More Here and in the March edition of SB&O magazine (Page 12).

About PRODUCT OF THE YEAR award from The Saxophonist Magazine
The Saxophonist Magazine chose Key Leaves sax key props as PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018. “Key Leaves, is a wonderful example of how a product can have a positive effect on the saxophone community, regardless of the player’s level of knowledge or experience. They are simple, affordable and useful. Key Leaves upholds all the ideals this award is based upon,” remaked Paul Haar, Editor and Sax Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read the full review here.

The Saxophonist Magazine previously awarded Key Leaves two "OUTSTANDING PRODUCT" designation after field testing the Vent Vine™ and Key Leaves sax key props in the summer heat of humid Nebraska; praising the products as "so simple and effective that I have yet to experience sticky keys since using them."

When the school bell rings, kids often toss their saxophone into the case without cleaning.
So, Key Leaves conducted a disgusting field test to see if their product worked without ever cleaning the sax for an entire year. The test was simple. Two identical saxophones played 200+ hours each without cleaning and only one of them using Key Leaves products. The Key Leaves sax had 98% fewer sticky rotten sax pads! Best of all, the Key Leaves sax never had any performance stopping stickiness that requires prying stuck pads open by hand. “This was meant as an internal test during product development but we were thrilled to discover it worked so well. The data has become a huge piece of our story and patents. Nothing else has proven so effective.”
See photo comparison, time-lapse video and test results at