Andrew Hadro Interviews Sylvain Carton: Get to Know the VandorenUSA Team (Part 1)

Date Posted: July 17, 2020

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Let's have a Zoom chat. Learn about Sylvain Carton, our Vandoren Product Specialist and West Coast Artist Relations Manager, how he got his start in music, playing various instruments, living in LA, and his experience working at Vandoren Paris.

1:20 - Sylvain's start

5:30 - Which instrument is Sylvain's favorite?

10:15 - Sylvain discusses recording his instruments

11:38 - Favorite performance venues

15:00 - Equipment and discussing genres of music

18:30 - Sylvain's start at Vandoren Paris

Sylvain Carton About

About Sylvain Carton

Originally from France, Sylvain Carton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Los Angeles. An accomplished saxophonist and guitarist, Sylvain tours and records regularly with a number of groups representing a variety of musical genres and traditions, such as Beats Antique,The Japonize Elephants, The Mitch Marcus Quintet, Jessica Fichot, Space Blaster, We Are the West, John Vanderslice, Maureen and the Mercury Five, and Carolyna Picknick. For Vandoren/DANSR Sylvain manages the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in Los Angeles where he works with Vandoren Artists as well as woodwind players of all kinds to help them find their perfect setup. Outside of his work with Vandoren and with the many musical groups he is a part of, Sylvain enjoys playing/learning new instruments and searching for the perfect pain au chocolat.

Andrew Hadro About

About Andrew Hadro

Andrew Hadro is a professional musician, composer, and bandleader in Brooklyn, New York. Hadro’s primary instrument is baritone saxophone, though he also performs on bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, and flute, and is one of the only working musicians in New York City to play the bass saxophone.

Recently, Hadro has been presenting compositions by current living composers through his ongoing project "For Us, The Living," An effort to honor tradition through innovation. Hadro has performed and recorded two albums for this series, with the most recent released in April 2018.

After 15 years in NYC, Hadro can be heard through an expanding discography and frequent live performances. He has played with and led ensembles large and small, featuring historical and modern styles, as well as through-composed and fully improvised music.

Born abroad in Mexico to American parents, Hadro spent most of his childhood in the Chicago area before moving to New York City to study at the New School for Jazz. In addition to working as a performer, Andrew Hadro is a product specialist for Vandoren, advising fellow musicians on equipment including reeds and mouthpieces. As curator of Hadro provides resources and news to baritone saxophonists all over the world. During summers Hadro serves as a director and faculty member for the Litchfield Jazz Camp in Connecticut.

DANSR, Inc., is the sole importer and distributor of Vandoren products in the United States. Our staff is dedicated to clarinet and saxophone education. Visit our Vandoren blog for more articles, videos, and resources: Vandoren Blog

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