Hi! I am Steve Neff

I has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 25 years. I love teaching and anything to do with the saxophone. I hope you find this website helpful in your musical journey. Thanks

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 25 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.

The Stan Getz Omnibook Review

It’s with a bit of embarrassment that I admit that in the past, I have never really been a big fan of Stan Getz.  I remember hearing his name when I was younger and checking out some of his recordings but what can I say?  Those were my Michael Brecker and Bob Berg years.   I couldn’t get Read More…

Dave Koz Saxophone Play-Along Book Review

Today, I am reviewing a saxophone play along book by Hal Leonard.  This is the Volume 6 play-along entitled Dave Koz.  Dave Koz is a smooth jazz saxophone player and I thought it would be interesting to check out this book.  I was a little nervous in reviewing this book because talking about smooth jazz Read More…

Forestone Saxophone Mouthpiece Patch Review

I have to admit, that I never thought I would do a review of a saxophone mouthpiece patch.  What on earth would I write about?  It sticks on the mouthpiece. Check!  It protects the mouthpiece from my teeth. Check!   That’s about it.  I’ve actually been asked if I could review some patches by various manufacturers in the Read More…

100 Must Know Jazz Tunes Consensus List

I was going through my computer deleting random “bad” photos I have been collecting for years when I found this gem among the photos.  I must have downloaded it while on my phone from Facebook or some other source because I have no recollection of downloading it at all.  I was about to delete it when I Read More…

*NEW* Free Video Lesson on Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 1 & 2 by Steve Neff

I decided to offer another free video lesson on my books “Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 1-Minor and Mastering the Blues Scale Volume 2-Dominant Chords” for everyone. I have sold many of these books over the years and really want to make sure that everyone is getting the most out of them that they can.  You Read More…

Danny Walsh Tenor Sax Solo Transcription on “This Masquerade”

Here’s another great saxophone solo transcription from a Youtube video that I started working on this morning.   This is another great solo from the terrific tenor sax player, Danny Walsh (I’ve already transcribed a couple other solos by him). Danny Walsh is an amazing NYC saxophone player that  many people may not know about but is definitely worth Read More…

Michael Brecker Sax Solo Transcription on David Letterman Intro

Here’s another great Michael Brecker tenor sax transcription to check out.  It’s a short one of Michael Brecker sitting in with the Paul Shaffer band on the David Letterman show in the 80’s.  This transcription was done by Joe Raia who is a local sax player down in Massachusetts and was nice enough to share Read More…

D’Addario Select Jazz Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today,  I am reviewing a new mouthpiece from D’Addario called the Select Jazz tenor saxophone mouthpiece.    This mouthpiece was designed by Kevin Garren at D’Addario with the help of Jeff Coffin. Jeff Coffin is a great saxophone player who has played and toured with Dave Matthews and Bela Fleck as well as many other artists.  I have heard Read More…

Comparison of the Theo Wanne Gaia and the Gaia 2 Soprano Sax Mouthpieces

I did a review a few weeks back of the new Theo Wanne Gaia 2 soprano sax mouthpiece and have had a few people ask if I could make a comparison between the original Gaia mouthpiece and the Gaia 2 soprano mouthpiece. I have been playing the original Gaia for about seven years now and it has been Read More…

Theo Wanne NY Bros Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne at TheoWanne.com.  Theo Wanne was one of the first sax mouthpiece makers to reach out to me and ask if I would be willing to do some reviews of his mouthpieces years ago.  I had heard his name for years as the guy to Read More…

Theo Wanne Slant 2 Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing another great saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne at TheoWanne.com.  Theo Wanne was one of the first sax mouthpiece makers to reach out to me and ask if I would be willing to do some reviews of his mouthpieces years ago.  I had heard his name for years as the guy to Read More…

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