A Conversation with Jay Friedman

Jay Friedman is without question one of the greatest orchestral trombone players of all time and he is still going strong after 56 years! I recently had the distinct pleasure of talking to Jay about his amazing career. In the course of an hour, we covered everything from his early start in (he is Music […]

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A Reunion – My Afternoon with Doc

Recently, my wife Noelle and I had the distinct pleasure of hosting a reunion for two old friends at our home. One of them inspired countless young people to become great musicians, many of them professionals. The other one was Doc Severinsen!

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Brian Balmages Interview

Dan Gosling “The ChopSaver Guy” interviews the brilliant Brian Balmages, one of the most in-demand composers on the music scene today. Brian is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His music for winds, brass, and orchestra has been performed in countries throughout the world. Dan and Brian discuss everything from the proper way to […]

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Thank You CVS!

Gratitude is the best attitude and we just want to take a moment to say Thank You CVS!

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Tom Hooten Interview – 2017 Midwest band and Orchestra Clinic

Thomas Hooten is both a great friend and one of the greatest trumpet players in the world. As Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a frequent solo artist and clinician, Tom is fast becoming one of the most sought after musicians on the classical scene anywhere. We caught up with him at the […]

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The Flying Instruments Video – The Outtakes

The famous “Flying Instruments Video” (viewable on our homepage) has now been watched nearly 3 million times on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube! And the reaction continues to be fantastic. But what people really want to know is “How did you do it?” and “Where are the bloopers and outtakes?” The question about how we did […]

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ChopSaver Thanksgiving

At this time of year in this part of the world, we are reminded to give thanks. I certainly have a long list of things that I am grateful for. I’m sure many of the things on my list are similar to yours and let me say straight away that my life would be pretty miserable without the love and support of my wife and son and my extended family.

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