One of the main reasons for the Favela Brass project is the high price of instruments in Brazil. All of our wind instruments are from abroad. Except one: after giving her first lesson for our students, Brazilian saxophonist Denize Rodrigues donated a mint condition tenor sax to the project. As well as being an extremely generous act given the price of saxes in Brazil, it’s really helpful for us – we were with two sax students (Vinícius and André) but only one sax. Now both can study at home and we have avoided a very tricky situation at our next show!
Thank you ever so much Denize.