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Cincinnati Sax Players Produce 'Fresh Winds'

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Cincinnati Sax Players Produce 'Fresh Winds'

Cincinnati Sax Players Produce 'Fresh Winds'

Cincinnati Sax Players Produce 'Fresh Winds'

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Fresh Winds Triio

Members of the Fresh Winds Trio, from West Chester, Ohio, also play in their high school's jazz band and the Cincinnati Youth Symphony Orchestra. Members of the trio: Thomas Kraynak, tenor sax, age 18; Morgan Ferris, alto sax, age 17; Tom Turner, baritone sax, age 18. From the Top hide caption

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The teenaged members of the saxophone trio Fresh Winds—Morgan Ferris, Tom Turner and Thomas Kraynak—have been playing together for some time now, but not primarily as saxophonists.

"Morgan and I mostly play clarinet and Tom plays bassoon," explains Kraynak, who is a serious pianist. "We all play sax in our jazz band at school, but it's not something that takes up a lot of our free practice time, " Turner adds.

The trio members are also regulars in the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, where they all sit in the back row, where the conductor can't see them. "We can get a little rowdy at times," explains Kraynak.

Apropos to its humorous nature, the group performs a piece called "The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Sax Mad!" by Philip R. Buttall.

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