Develop a better saxophone tone and flexibility as Prof. Steven Banks shares his thoughts and exercises utilizing the double lip embouchure.
Steven Nichols Banks is a classical saxophonist, chamber musician, jazz and commercial saxophonist, music educator, advocate for diversity and inclusion in classical music, and composer. Critics have said that he plays with “pristine clarity and enviable precision but [knows] how to add emotional heat to his interpretation” (Herald Times, Bloomington, IN), and that his performances are “breathtaking” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). Steven serves as Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, OH.
Steven has performed as a concerto soloist with the North Carolina Symphony, Indiana University Symphony Orchestra, Durham Symphony, and the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. As an orchestral saxophonist, he has recently started performing in the wind section of The Cleveland Orchestra. In January of 2018, Steven will go on tour with the legendary ensemble to perform the New York premiere of Johannes Maria Staud’s Stromab for symphony orchestra.