Kids Commute: Cool Saxophone Week
We're spending the week with our new friend Jake learning about the history of the saxophone through the actual instruments themselves!
Saxocologist and Greenleaf Curating Fellow Jake Goldwasser came to Studio A to play a bunch of really cool (and really old!) saxophones from the Greenleaf Collection at Interlochen Center for the Arts and tell the story of how the saxophone came to be what its known as today!
The saxophone was invented by Adolf Sax in Belgium in 1846, originally to make a sturdier, louder counterpart to the clarinet.
He brought in:
- a realllllly old alto saxophone
- a C Melody saxophone
- a tenor saxophone (did you know that it was originally designed to take over the bassoon in the orchestra??)
- his own personal silver straight soprano sax
- a straight (!!) alto saxophone.
Tune in Monday through Friday at 7:40 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., or listen any time below to hear these amazing saxes and the amazing stories behind them!
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