SEATTLE, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 -- Key Leaves is a new company merely months old, but their patented approach to fixing sticky saxophone key pads is winning fans and attracting heavy-weight artist endorsements. Timothy McAllister, the internationally-acclaimed saxophonist and soprano chair of the renowned PRISM Quartet, endorsed Key Leaves stating, "Key Leaves are simply a fantastic product and long overdue in our field! I use my set every day and I highly recommend them everywhere I go.”
"Timothy McAllister is among the greatest classical saxophonists in the history of the instrument." said Rulon Brown, saxophonist and inventor of the Key Leaves product line. "I had to catch my breath when he messaged to say he was loving our products. He just recorded an album with the London Symphony Orchestra and tours the world teaching and performing at the most influential music institutions. It's amazing for Key Leaves to earn Tim's endorsement and have him showing sax players how to stop sticky keys."
Timothy McAllister has been hailed as a “virtuoso…one of the foremost saxophonists of his generation” (The New York Times) known for “wondrous dexterity” (Gramophone Magazine) and a “beautifully rounded tone” (The Ann Arbor News). Since his solo debut at age sixteen with the Houston Civic Symphony, his career has taken him throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria, garnering prizes at many prestigious national and international competitions, with solo performances in such venues as Prince Royal Albert Hall in London, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, City Hall Concert Hall in Hong Kong, Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo, Dallas’ Meyerson Center, and Rotterdam’s Zaal de Unie.
McAllister’s critically acclaimed, internationally released recordings can be heard on the Nonesuch, Stradivarius, Summit, OMM, Einstein, NAXOS, AUR, New Dynamic, Albany, Equilibrium, New Focus, Centaur, G.I.A. Publications, Parma, and Innova labels. Mark Stryker of the Detroit Free Press has recognized his albums as among the top classical saxophone recordings in the industry.
In addition to being a celebrated saxophone soloist and Key Leaves Artist, Timothy McAllister is Associate Professor of Saxophone at University of Michigan and the distinguished Valade Fellow/Instructor of Saxophone for the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
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