Eric Marienthal is a visiting jazz musician for Sitka’s Jazz Fest. He discusses what led him to professionally pursue jazz saxophone, how he originally wanted to play the trumpet, and how braces played a role in the decision. For complete schedule and ticket information, visit Sitka JazzFest online. With KCAW’s Ken Fate.
The Morning Interview
Visiting saxophonist says his passion became an obsession
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