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In this episode, I interviewed classical saxophonist, Chika Inoue.

Chika has been a guest on our show before – links to those episodes are in the show notes below.

Chika has performed with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra, and many other orchestras in the United States, as well as internationally at Festivals in Germany, Spain, Japan, Italy and China.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Chika spent most of her youth in Frankfurt, Germany and San Diego, California.

Chika actively looks beyond the standard saxophone repertoire for works that allow the saxophone to shine, continuously transcribing and performing works of violin, clarinet, oboe, flute, voice and piano, expanding the limits of the saxophone technique and artistry.

She is a Conn-Selmer, Vandoren, KeyLeaves and LefreQue endorsing artist.

The last time I spoke with Chika was at the NAMM Show 2020, right before COVID shut everything down.

In this episode, we talked about:

🎷 Her brand new California State University Summer Arts program: “The Art of Classical Saxophone”

🎷 Equipment that she uses, and a recent change

🎷 She modeled the Breathtaking Neck Strap


Links to previous interviews with Chika Inoue

Episode 076 – Chika Inoue; Expanding the limits of the saxophone technique and artistry

Chika Inoue at NAMM 2020




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