Jay Mason-saxophone and woodwind artist

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Jay brings a unique blend of extensive professional performance and recording experience, and nearly three decades of teaching at all levels from beginner to Master Degree in Performance, to any music education event.  Whether teaching a master class, presenting a lecture to your students, or performing as a guest artist with your Wind Ensemble, Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble, his lively, student-centered approach to helping players learn, combined with the opportunity for them to hear one of L.A.'s finest musicians demonstrate what is being taught, makes for a great learning event for everyone who attends.  Jay has had students named to positions in the SCSBOA honor jazz bands, the Pacific Symphony Honor Wind Ensemble, and the SCSBOA Regional Solo Festival, as well as the top performance groups at the Cole Conservatory at CSU, Long Beach  His students have been honored as best soloists at the Monterey Jazz Festival, best combo at the Reno Jazz Festival, and best soloists at events such as the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, Irvine High School Jazz Festival, and many others.  Additionally, his students have been accepted to undergraduate and graduate programs at well-known music schools such as Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas, University of Miami Frost School of Music, Berklee College of Music, University of Northern Colorado, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge and many others.  Whatever your goal in music as a saxophonist or woodwind performer, Jay can help you achieve your goals and knows what you need to make them a reality. 
 
Jay is a member of the music faculty at Cole Conservatory, California State University, Long Beach and Concordia University, Irvine, and teaches one-on-one and online lessons in Irvine, CA, as well as lessons online via Skype. For inquiries, please email:  saxflyr@cox.net or phone (714) 357-2991.  
 
Clinician/Guest Artist appearances: 
Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, CA 
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA 
The American School, Tokyo, Japan
Cuesta College Jazz Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA 
Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Azusa Pacific University, Glendora, CA 
Edinburg North High School, Edinburg, TX
Fullerton College Jazz Festival, Fullerton, CA
Bob Kames Jazz Festival, Milwaukee, WI
Presenter @ Southern California School Band and Orchestra Assn. (SCSBOA) 2009 Winter Conference
Clinician and adjudicator, SCSBOA All-Star and Honor Jazz Bands (multiple) 
Rim of the World High School Jazz Festival, Lake Arrowhead, CA
University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL)
Poly High School, Long Beach, CA
Vista High School, Vista, CA
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Irvine High School, Irvine, CA
Northwood High School, Irvine, CA 
El Toro High School, Lake Forest, CA
LaPaz Middle School, Mission Viejo, CA
Vista Verde Middle School, Irvine, CA 
California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA
Red Mountain High School, Mesa, AZ
North American Saxophone Alliance Region 2 Conferences:  Univeristy of Nevada, Las Vegas;  California State Univeristy, Long Beach; Northern Arizona Univeristy, Flagstaff, AZ 
North American Saxophone Alliance National Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 
Carrollton Senior High School, Southlake, TX
Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS
Mid-America Christian College, Oklahoma City, OK
East Whittier Middle School, Whittier, CA
San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara, CA
California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
"Command Performance" Event and Broadcast, San Diego State Univeristy, San Diego, CA
McAuliffe Middle School, Los Alamitos, CA
San Clemente High School, San Clemente, CA

"We're thrilled to have woodwind artist and CSULB alum Jay Mason on our faculty.  His work with our woodwind students has been top shelf all the way."
Jeff Jarvis, Director of Jazz Studies, CSU Long Beach, Trumpet Artist, Composer/Arranger

Many of my master class notes or articles are available here.  Please go to the "Articles" page to access them. 
 
For information on my equipment feel free to email me and I will be happy to answer your questions. 

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