In the News: AU Students, Professor Reflect on Working with Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist
KELO-TV spoke with Augustana's Dr. Brian Hanegan, director of the Northlanders Jazz Band, and Augustana students about what it was like to work with three-time Grammy Award winner and Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin. Coffin was on campus March 5-6 for the 2018 Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival.
By Dan Santella, KELO-TV
What does it look like when young minds shine alongside world-renowned stars?
Three-time Grammy Award winner and Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin rehearsed and performed this week with the young musicians of Augustana University's Northlanders Jazz Band.
"It is absolutely amazing, and it's something that we get to do a lot here at Augie, we bring in so many awesome artists to work this festival, but working with him as a saxophonist, I was sitting in rehearsal last night, and he would come over and in the middle of pieces we're working, and he's like, 'Hey, a little more mouthpiece, bring that out a little bit more,'" Sophie Drotzmann, Augustana University sophomore and member of the Northlanders, said.