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Sam Fagaly plays the saxophone as bassist Andrey Gonçalves looks toward him during Sunday evening’s Jazz Faculty Concert in Dvorak Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Jazzy faculty play Doudna Sunday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 7, 2021

Four members of Eastern’s jazz faculty took the stage Sunday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall for a performance mixing original compositions and covers. The quartet was made up of Sam Fagaly on the...

Kirsten Hetzel, a sophomore music education major, plays the saxophone in honor of National Saxophone Day. Hetzel has been playing saxophone for nine years Hetzel said she plays because of the self improvement quallities. “I fell in love with playing it for myself and now I really enjoy playing it and challenging myself with new areas of the instrument.”

Saxophonists talk playing, learning about saxophones

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 7, 2021

The saxophone: A single-reed woodwind instrument known for its raspy tones and buzzy texture. An instrument popularized by jazz bands and musicians in the 1920s. An instrument that is known for allowing...

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