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Kansas City's 5 Star Jazz Band is an incredible non-profit community music program that gives young musicians the unique opportunity to train like professionals in front of a paying audience.

So Claude Lakey teamed up with Fender Music Foundation, a charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the USA, to outfit their sax section with some new gear, and we couldn't be more "blown away" by the results!

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The Future of IVRY Reeds: An Important Update

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After devoting nearly a year to product research and the development of manufacturing technologies, Claude Lakey is announcing that we are suspending the launch of IVRY Reeds, the world’s first harmonically resonant synthetic reed.

Will I ever be able to buy these reeds?
Why did this happen?
What does this mean for pre-order customers?

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#TuesdayTip: Split Tones

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Cannonball's Randal Clark teaches a lesson on splitting altissimo notes to get that overblown, cracked, dirty, feedback, raspy, screaming, multiphonic growl sound effect out of your sax high tones.

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Remembering Ornette Coleman

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With all the commotion of launching our contest, we didn't have time to reflect on a musical icon the world lost yesterday: "Free Jazz" innovator Ornette Coleman was 85.

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Claude Lakey Woodwinds' Featured Artist Contest

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We're having a contest!!

Enter for YOUR chance to be next month's Featured Artist!

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TEASER!

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ANNOUNCEMENT?? WHAT IS IT?! DO I REALLY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TOMOROW?! GAH!!! #teaser #curious

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Are you one of those Saxophonists who always TALKS about circular breathing but is always a little afraid to try to DO it?
I know

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#MusicMonday: Music Gifts for Graduates

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It's that time of year when students are getting ready to move on to the next step in their academic or professional careers!

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#FridayFunny: Snakesophone

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Most of us have a family member we wish we could be as cool as. Apparently this grievance stretches across the animal kingdom.

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#TBT Happy Birthday, Oliver Nelson!

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Today is the birthday of the late, great saxophonist, composer, and jazz legend Oliver Nelson! 

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