Todd Oxford is a world-class touring performer, recording artist, and educator appearing in Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada, and throughout forty-six of the fifty United States in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, CAMI Hall, Dallas’s Meyerson Center, and the Texas Ranger’s Ballpark to perform the National Anthem for a crowd of 30,000. Most recent engagements include two consecutive New York Debuts, the first as a soloist and the second with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet, European appearances at the 14th World Saxophone Congress and a tour of Germany. Asian appearances include two tours of the People’s Republic of China, a tour of Thailand, and a tour of Indonesia. As the baritone saxophonist for the Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet from 1988-2001, he presented concerts around the world in affiliation with Columbia Artists Management (NY, NY), Midwest Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Concert tours included the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Honolulu, Lisbon, Bangkok, Halifax, and San Miguel de Allende. Additionally, the group performed on university/college campuses, radio/television programs, orchestra pops series, and as featured artists with wind ensembles. From 1991-2009, he toured as soprano saxophonist with the ELISION Saxophone Quartet sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Artists Roster. Todd Oxford’s recordings and performances have been reviewed by publications to include the New York Concert Review, American Record Guide, Los Angeles Times, Saxophone Journal, Clarinet & Saxophone (United Kingdom), Saxophone Life Magazine (United Kingdom), Clarinet & Saxophone (Australia), Amazon.com, Audiophile Audition, Austin American Statesman, and San Antonio Express News. He is featured on eighteen commercially available recordings to include the albums Synaesthesia, Tango Magnetism, Finesse, and Live Through the Years released on the Equilibrium/Sunset Record Label and distributed worldwide by The Orchard. All recordings are available internationally via iTunes, amazon, and other major retailers. Mr. Oxford’s professional awards include four Global Music Awards, two New York Debut Awards, feature in Billboard Magazine, San Antonio Express News’s Best of 2006 Classical Music, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and selection as an Outstanding Young Man of America. Mr. Oxford is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Chamber Music at the Texas State University School of Music. Todd says the following about his Eastman 52nd Street. “I recently had the pleasure of trying the Eastman 5nd Street Alto Saxophone and was immediately struck by the richness of tone quality. After playing the instrument for 15-20 minutes, I realized that the evenness of sound in all registers was impeccable as well as the intonation at all levels of dynamic. The ease of response gives the sound a special singing quality that I have come to expect from professional level saxophones. I love the Eastman 52nd Street Alto Saxophone so much that I intend to make it my primary performing instrument after many years of using other major saxophone brands. I can’t wait to try the soprano and tenor!
What They Play
The 52nd Street saxophone is a professional instrument and comes unlacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past.
- 52nd St. Eb Alto Saxophone
- High F# key, aged unlacquered brass finish
- Adjustable thumbrest
- Large bell, rolled-style tone holes, special 52nd St. engraving
- "S" neck
- Deluxe case w/storage pockets and backpack straps