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Sylvain Carton, originally from France, is a multi-instrumentalist (woodwinds, guitars) and composer currently residing in Los Angeles. He has recorded and performed for numerous groups, including Aly and Aj, Beats Antique, Tenacious D, and Lord Huron, among others.

Sylvain is a composer and producer, crafting music for films, commercials, documentaries, and various other mediums. His big band compositions have earned him a prestigious “Subito” grant from the American Composer’s Forum.

In addition to performing and composing, Sylvain is a Vandoren Performing Artist and Artistic Advisor.

Founded in 1905, Vandoren has emerged as a leading manufacturer of reeds, mouthpieces, and accessories for clarinets and saxophones. With a strong commitment to quality and innovation, Vandoren now exports 90% of its products to over 100 countries worldwide.

We talked about:

  • Vandoren Profile Series of Classical mouthpieces
  • The New TP4 and BP3 mouthpieces
  • Difference between T75 and T75+
  • Extra tip from Donna


Here’s the video:



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