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In our latest series of interviews from the NAMM 2020 Show in Anaheim, Donna interviewed Saxophonist, Producer, Composer and Arranger Darren Rahn. Darren has had multiple #1 singles on the Billboard Contemporary jazz charts over the years, and has produced artists such as Najee, Dave Koz, Riley Richard and many others. 

In this interview at the Key Leaves Everything Saxophone Podcast NAMM Hang 2020, we talked about:


  • Darren’s advice for recording in a studio
  • His experience performing with and producing Dave Koz’s latest Christmas album 
  • Darren’s interesting analogy for creating and performing music
  • How to find your voice
  • The role your equipment should play, and he shares some gems he’s found
  • And more

Keep in mind, it was pretty noisy at NAMM, but what Darren shared was really good, and we didn’t want you to miss it.

You can read more about Darren on his site here: 

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Check out the video interview below (and please share 😊)