Europe trip

I have been traveling in Europe for the last two weeks. So far my stops have been in York (UK), London, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and now I am in Berlin. It’s been great to go to the different cities and show people the SeaWind tenor, and let them hear it in action as I have done several performances. I went to some amazing saxophone shops as well and met a lot of great musicians, as well as catching up with some old friends. Well known saxophone stylist James Carter gave my tenor a good workout at Sax.co.uk in London and really liked it (I was surprised he admitted that because I think he endorses a rival company!). I played a concert in Denmark with 4 great women saxophonists including well-known Copenhagen musicians Pernille Bévort and Maria Faust. In London I did a show with a great local tenor player Dave O’Higgins, and even though Dave is a dyed in the wool Conn 10-M man, he had to admit the SeaWind was a pretty great axe. In Paris I played with the legendary drummer John Betsch, and halfway through the first set who should walk in but Rick Margitza! What a treat to have Rick join us for most of the second set. I have always loved his tenor playing and he was sounding better than ever. Looking forward to meeting with saxophone retailers in Berlin the next few days and playing Wed/Thurs night here. Then I’ll be heading back home to get ready for a cross-Canada tour with Laila Biali, a few Bridge Quartet gigs and a performance of my orchestral piece Changing Seasons in Saskatoon. I guess that’s all for now. Phil

Monthly Contest: Name that Song

This one must be tough!! Just 2 days left on this months name that song contest. Send your best guess to info@seawindmusic.com.

SeaWind CD Giveaway

Here is another submission by Alan Armstrong from Guelph, Ontario:

Send us a video of you trying one of our horns and we will mail you a copy of the Juno nominated cd “Look For The Silver Lining” featuring myself and Don Thompson and post your video on our Facebook page. Ask for our horns at Long & McQuade, Tom Lee Music and Valley Wind & Reed (Kelowna). If your local retailer doesn’t have horns in stock ask the band instrument manager to bring one in for you to try.

Email your videos (along with your mailing address) to video@seawindmusic.com.

SeaWind saxophones, we’re sure that if you try them you’ll love them as much as I do.

Phil Dwyer

Silver Lining CD

Monthly Contest: Name that Song

Congratulations to Taylor Donaldson of Montreal in guessing last months song “Let It Snow”.

Here’s this month’s selection with Phil on his SeaWind alto sax.  Send your name along with your guess to info@seawindmusic.com

Long & McQuade clinic this Saturday.

Phil is presently on a western province tour with Diana Panton. Check out her web site for tour dates. He just happens to be going thru Saskatoon, and will do a clinic at Long & McQuade while he is there. It will take place Saturday March 15th, from 2-4:00 pm.

For more info visit: http://www.long-mcquade.com/news/2225/

New Monthly Contest-Name That Song.

Lets have some fun. We’re starting a monthly “Name That Song” contest. If you’re right, your name will go into that month’s prize raffle. At the end of the year, we will give away a grand prize to the person who has guessed the most songs throughout the year. Send your name along with your guess to info@seawindmusic.com. Here’s the first song:

Good luck!

Welcome Tom Lee Music!

We’re very excited to announce that Tom Lee Music is now retailing our saxophones.

If you have not tried our saxophones, please visit your local Tom Lee store and give them a blow.

You can also visit them at www.tomleemusic.ca.

 

Seawind clinics in Vancouver.

Phil will be on the road on the Lower Mainland Jan 20-24 doing
clinics/sectionals/career development presentations. Contact Phil to
book a session at your school….phil@seawindmusic.com

 

Congratulations Phil

-congratulations to SeaWind’s own Phil Dwyer for being named to the Order Of Canada
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/12/30/congrats-to-phil-dwyer-for-his-appointment-to-the-order-of-canada/

Upcoming Clinics at Long & McQuade

Join Phil Dwyer for an informative session highlighting the new SeaWind Phil Dwyer Edition saxophones at our upcoming clinics at Long & McQuade. Phil will share highlights and anecdotes from his illustrious 30 year career, as well as practice tips and philosophies. Try one of the new SeaWInd horns and get a ‘mini-clinic’ with a true saxophone master.

Saturday, November 30, 2013, 11:00am
Long & McQuade Seawind Clinc with Phil Dwyer
2822 Nanaimo St. Victoria

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2:00pm
Long & McQuade Seawind Clinc with Phil Dwyer
368 Terminal Ave.,Vancouver