The comfort and the sound to me are two of the first qualities that I look for on a saxophone mouthpiece. I need to feel comfortable and to be able to get a full and warm sound out of it. These two things are very important to me when it comes to find the right mouthpiece for my instruments. Besides the beauty of Theo Wanne’s pieces of arts on these mouthpieces, the projection and the sharpness of his mouthpieces are just priceless. I can practice my lower register and also my altissimo register without any problems, no major adjustments needed on my embochure, and that is something really difficult to accomplish on any saxophone mouthpiece. I am pretty amazed by how much I have progressed with my individual sound using Theo Wanne’s mouthpieces through all these years. It feels like the more I play them, the more I can get out of them. Simply, no regrets!
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Emily Sierra plays many instruments, specializing in the saxophone. The Alto Saxophone is her principal instrument. Emily plays with many famous Latin artists, touring national acts, churches, theaters, and local bands. Her style and skills are eclectic: Gospel, Motown, Salsa, Rock, Jazz, Psychedelic Tribal and more! Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of Cincinnati. Her vast performance experience includes playing with Freddy Kenton, Tito Puente Jr., The Temptations Review, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and The Four Tops, among others. Emily began performing on popular television shows in Puerto Rico at the age of 17. She has also done musical recordings for several Latin Music artists. Emily’s music and energy defy bounds and limits. She was the first student (and first female) to obtain a degree in her chosen discipline from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. Not only is she passionate about playing music, she also dances, bringing art and movement into communities and businesses. Emily is also skilled in Latin percussion and background vocals. Currently Emily is the lead saxophone performer for The Mother of Christ Church in Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. She has her first solo album named “Ecléctico”
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Ecléctico – 2015
Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music? A:Music is freedom! Music makes me express myself better. I have the power of communicating a story through my saxophone in which I can touch people’s heart and feelings, and above all, I can be just myself.