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Dave Fisk uses his father’s sax to build playing, teaching career

“A lot of my original influences came from [my father’s] record collection,” says Dave Fisk. “When I'm in a rut, I’ll play one of those older records and I’ll remember exactly why I can’t stop.”
“A lot of my original influences came from [my father’s] record collection,” says Dave Fisk. “When I'm in a rut, I’ll play one of those older records and I’ll remember exactly why I can’t stop.”
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The first time Dave Fisk ever played his father’s Selmer Mark VI saxophone, it landed him face to face with the head band teacher at his middle school. At the time, Fisk, an alto and tenor player, had just begun playing and had been using a rented student saxophone for his music classes. One day in band class, a key fell off the horn. “No horseplay; it fell off,” he said. While the rental was ...


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