Michael Blake

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"Finally my labors are over. With Légère reeds, every time I play my horns I get a response that I love. Their new 'Signature Series' has the same nuances of cane, allowing for a consistently comfortable partnership with my mouthpiece. This Canadian Company will revolutionize the woodwind industry." - Michael

Tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Blake has established his presence in the jazz world, while his work gracefully erases the borders between different areas of music. He has released 10 albums under his own name and performs internationally with his groups Blake Tartare and Hellbent, Blake's latest album "Hellbent" (Label of Love), was selected by All About Jazz NY as one of the 'Best Albums of 2010'. Among the many artists he has recorded and performed with are Oliver Lake, Grachon Moncour III, Medeski Martin and Wood, Ray LaMontagne, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Ben E. King, Neil Sedaka, Natalie Cole, Tricky, Prince Paul, The Groove Collective, Steven Bernstein, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hal Wilner, Sir Coxsone Dodd and Pinetop Perkins.

"Légère, thank you for making my life and so many other woodwind players, a little easier. No longer will I be heard cursing out my reeds on stage. No longer will I be flining them on the floor in disgust at rehearsal." - Michael