Mary Petrich

Mary has received two degrees in saxophone performance, initially from Indiana University and subsequently an advanced degree from Arizona State. From a foundation in classical music, the freedom and creativity of jazz has emerged as the driving force in her musical career. Mary currently works with the Phoenix Symphony and is the leader of several smaller-format jazz projects featuring her original compositions. These include the quartet “OpenHand”, and also the Saxophone Quartet known as “The Prize-Fighting Kangaroos”. Mary has recently followed her eponymous 2013 CD with a second outing; “Murmuration” released in 2016.

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Location

Phoenix

Clinic/Workshop Information

Generating Musical Creativity: One of the biggest challenges facing every improviser is knowing how and what to practice. This includes knowing which approaches to the study of melody, rhythm and harmony will assist in transferring what is learned in the practice room into free-flowing musical performance in different contexts. In addition to clarifying “what” to practice, this workshop will focus on developing the techniques for starting from an identified idea or concept, and moving it forward into unknown musical territory

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Upcoming

Date Detail Price
Dec20Fri
Open Hand Featuring Mary Petrich
The Nash
Phoenix, AZ
$10-20

Discography

Murmuration

Murmuration

Surface Tension Records
2016

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Neptune by Mary Petrich

Neptune by Mary Petrich

Mary Petrich
Murmuration

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Nar Waltz by Alex Oliverio

Mary Petrich
Murmuration

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