TMSP #18 Zach Shemon and Glazunov
Mark is joined in this episode by Zachery Shemon of the PRISM Saxophone Quartet and Professor of Saxophone at University of Missouri Kansas City. We talk about his recent performance of historical importance of the Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone with Sioux City Symphony Orchestra playing on the exact old Martin saxophone Cecil Leeson used to perform the US premier in 1938. The experience clearly left a mark with Zach. Hearing about the preparation demands using this vintage saxophone will be inspiring for any saxophonist to hear. We also cover his work teaching at Interlochen Arts Camp, Las Vegas NASA, Triathlon, Kelland Thomas, and Possible Grammy Nomination for PRISM. Such a fun interview. ENJOY!