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KEITH ANDERSON, WINSTON BYRD, & THE CANNONBALL BAND: IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY – Sly and the Family Stone

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The Cannonball Band pumps out a groovin’ cover of the 1973 hit single by Sly and the Family Stone, If You Want Me To Stay. Featured on the Cannonball recording are Cannonball Artists Keith Anderson and Winston Byrd. Continue reading KEITH ANDERSON, WINSTON BYRD, & THE CANNONBALL BAND: IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY – Sly and the Family Stone

The Cannonball Band Premieres Gordon Goodwin Composition

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Cannonball Musical Instruments has released the premier recording of a new Gordon Goodwin composition. “Cannonball Run” was commissioned by Cannonball and written by Goodwin for five saxophones and rhythm section. Continue reading The Cannonball Band Premieres Gordon Goodwin Composition

Cannonball Ravens at the Super Bowl

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When Beyoncé Knowles takes the stage at the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, her three horn players are going to shine. Two saxophonists and one trumpet player – all Cannonball artists – make up the horn section of Suga Mama, Beyonce’s all-girl band. Continue reading Cannonball Ravens at the Super Bowl

An Interview with Cannonball artist Elan Trotman

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As Cannonball artist, Elan Trotman prepares to release his sixth album, “Tropicality”, co-produced by Peter White, his itinerary has taken him to Spain, Italy, France,  and placed him shoulder to shoulder with musical giants like Gerald Veasley, Euge Groove,  Phil Perry, Kim Waters, Kirk Whalum, and many more.  Just before his departure on The Dave Koz Smooth Jazz Cruise, Elan graciously took the time to talk with free lance jazz journalist, Marjorie Savoie. Continue reading An Interview with Cannonball artist Elan Trotman

The Birth of the BRUTE ® Saxophone

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In 2007 Cannonball started experimenting with a new finish for their saxophones. The result: “The Brute”

We share the story of how the idea came to be and the steps to perfect the finish in this article. Continue reading The Birth of the BRUTE ® Saxophone