VandorenUSA Interviews: Sylvain Carton Talks with Andrew Hadro (Part 2)

Date Posted: August 13, 2020

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VandorenUSA Interviews: Sylvain Carton Talks with Andrew Hadro (Part 2)

Andrew Hadro (Vandoren NYC Studio) and Sylvain Carton (Vandoren LA Studio) get to know each other in this series. Learn about each Product Specialist, how they got their start and more in this Zoom interview. To skip to a specific topic, time suggestions are below:

2:30 - Andrew's start and deciding to pursue music

3:44 - Talking Gerry Mulligan and other influential baritone sax players

5:50 - Favorite styles of music

7:43 - Playing multiple instruments

9:36 - Andrew's love for the bass sax

10:22 - Performance highlights

13:00 - Strangest gig you've ever done

15:30 - Working for Vandoren

19:25 - Andrew's interests: running, gadgets, and glass-blowing

23:20 - Favorite Vandoren wine

Hadro Circle

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.

Sylvain Carton Circle

About Sylvain Carton

Originally from France, Sylvain Carton is a multi-instrumentalist and composer residing in Los Angeles. An accomplished saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, and guitarist, Sylvain has performed with Beats Antique, Aly and AJ, Lord Huron, John Vanderslice, Eddie Mitchell, The Japonize Elephants, The Mitch Marcus Quintet, Jessica Fichot, We Are the West, and Carolyna Picknick. As a composer he has placed music in feature films, national television and radio commercials, television shows, and independent releases. Sylvain manages the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in Los Angeles where he works with woodwind players of all kinds to help them find their perfect setup.

DANSR, Inc., is the sole importer and distributor of Vandoren products in the United States. Our staff is dedicated to clarinet and saxophone education.

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