I met Theo in 2010 at the Musikmeese in Frankfurt. He gave me one of his mouthpieces and after playing some minutes on it, I was sure that I’d found the real mouthpiece for me. It makes me one of the luckiest sax players on this planet. The original Amma 5 Alto mouthpiece is really incredible. I like its sound very much! I can play everything I like with it, it has a beautiful sound in all registers and with all dynamics, good intonation and a fantastic response. The sound is something different than my old Soloist E, and I’ve tried it against my Meyer M5M NY Bros, and It sounds even better ;-) Last year, I changed to the Gaia 2 mouthpiece. It is the bomb! I can play everything i like on that piece.
Matthias Anton was born 1979 in Stuttgart (Germany). He studied saxophone in Mannheim and Stuttgart. He played for five years with the Federal Lead Youth Jazz Orchestra under Peter Herbolzheimer. During this time he won the first federal award for young jazz combos with his own band “Keechero”. Due to his stylistic diversity he has already given concerts in Europe, Asia and the USA. He has been teaching at the Musikhochschule Trossingen (Germany) since 2005. In 2009 he was secondly placed for the Jazz Award of Baden Württemberg (Germany) and won the Blue Genius Public Award from the International Medienfestival VS. Since 2010 he’s also teaching as a professor the Classical Saxophone at the Musikhochschule Trossingen. Matthias has toured and performed with Peter Herbolzheimer, Jiggs Whigham, Ack van Rooyen, Andy Haderer, John Ruoco, Phil Woods, Peter Weniger, Judy Niemack, Jose Cortijo, Jeanfrancois Prince, Frank Kuruc, Wolfgang Haffner, Michael Wollny, Eva Kruse, Nils Klein, Philipp Gropper, Dennis Gäbel, Tom Gäbel, Frank Wellert, Florian Weber, Florian Trübsbach, Frederik Köster, Robert Landferman, Christian Randalu, Bodek Jahnke, Axel Schlosser, Hanno Busch ,David Haynes, Alvin Mills, Lillo Scrimali, Mick Woll, The Weather Girls, Marla Glenn, Roy Hargrove, Robbee Mariano, Ralf Gustke, Dirk Erchinger, Charles Simmons, Eva Latitia, Dany Martinez, Glenn Miller Big Band, Swing Time Big Band, Big Band Convention, Summit Orchestra, HP Ockert Big Band, and many others
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Q:What is your internal experience when you feel REALLY connected to the music?
A:I get the kind of feeling and inspiration that makes me really feel like connected to something that is much more important as I am. That happens very much, often when i am back in nature. When I’ve got an idea….then I go home and try it out.
- Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim
- Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart