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CONGRATULATIONS TO DONELLA STAMPLEY!
Good things happen to talented/passionate people every now and then, and this time it happened to DONELLA STAMPLEY…Dakota Sax Chicago based Artist and Grammy Nominate Jazz Artist.

The big surprise was when she saw the cover of this month's issue of Proviso and there she was…with her Dakota Straight Alto posing like a movie star for all to see.

Congratulations Donella from all of us here in Barrington at the Dakota Saxophone Company.



TIM PRICE continues to "push the envelope" with a SAX DAKOTA straight tenor saxophone... at Philadelphia Jazz concerts for a "Street Corner Symphony" hosted by Philadelphia Jazz Project. This "al fresco" event took place recently at Christ Church in Philadelphia's historic district.




Pete with EVERETTE HARP Saturday night Chicago Smooth Jazz event at Loews..."FUNK" band with loads of talent and great tunes all night long. Everette blew me away on both Alto and Tenor....for over 90 minutes of majestic/spectacular improvisations. Jeff Lorber made it even more special. Loved every minute.















BRENCORE Entertainment Present a Great Night of SAX and R&B at the Carlyle Club featuring Brian Lenair


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Pete LaPlaca and James Carter pose with Dakota's famed Straight Tenor Saxophone at the Sax Dakota booth at NAMM/ANAHEIM








CAPITAL JAZZ CRUISE
Left to right: Jonathan Fritzén (keys), Deon Yates, George Bell, Freddie V (Average White Band), and John Cousins

BMRW - An Evening of Smooth Jazz - 496 West Detroit, MI.
FEATURING DEON YATES PERFORMING ON HIS "BABY" DAKOTA CURVE SOPRANO SAXOPHONE MODEL: SDSC-909









RICHARD ELLIOT ON TOUR WITH "THE SUMMER HORNS"







CLICK HERE to see Richard Elliot in the Summer Horns - WAVE Exclusive Interview


LaDarrel Johnson is Featured in Crain's 20 in Their 20s Program



Crain's 20 in their 20s program honors success at a young age, from up-and-comer entrepreneurs to young professionals who make an impact in large organizations. LaDarrel Johnson, 27, is one of the honorees selected by Crain's editors and reporters.

Click here to read full LaDarrel Johnson's full story.




PRESS RELEASE: TIM PRICE & SAX DAKOTA
MARCH 1, 2013

Tim Price, prominent American saxophone artist & educator, has been appointed to the position of Dakota Saxophone performing "spokesperson" for Straight Altos and Tenors Saxophones. Tim and Dakota President, Peter LaPlaca, recently reached an agreement which positions Tim Price as an ongoing artist/clinician focusing on Dakota's emerging Jazz Saxophone image in the marketplace with their outstanding/unique pair of Straight Alto and Tenor Saxophone models.

Tim brings a broader dimension to these two special instruments as a credible Saxophone Artist, Critic, Writer, Author, Teacher and Speaker, who, we are confident will elevate both saxophone models into the mainstream use by professional and semi professional Saxophone performers.

Tim joined Sax Dakota with a specific goal to carry our product message to those players out there who have not had the opportunity to play/see/experience these models. His immediate goal is to "spread the word and sound" of both models to Sax Players throughout the world at school and store clinics as well as major instrumental music conferences and conventions.

Look for more information/press releases about Tim and Dakota Saxophones in your favorite Music magazines, web sites and social networks.













Pete LaPlaca, Frankie Valli and Rick Keller pose for this group shot soon after sound check and exchanged lots of memories with smiles all around. Pete and Frankie grew up in Newark, N.J. and hung around the same Music Shop in Belleville, N.J. in the ‘50’s.



FOUR GREAT ARTISTS AT THE PJLA NAMM BOOTH WHO ENTHUSIASTICALLY PLAYED/DEMONSTRATED DAKOTA SAXES AND PHAETON TRUMPETS DURING THIS DYNAMIC SHOW: DEON YATES, RICHARD ELLIOT, WAYNE COBHAM & SKINNY WILLIAMS.



ERNIE WATTS...famous US Jazz Sax artist...had glowing comments about his Sax Dakota Straight Tenor experience, which he shared with Pete at NAMM/ANAHEIM



Pete and Tom Politzer of 'Tower of Power' together at NAMM
 
These star players love Phaeton & Sax Dakota




Pete and Joe Lovano - Ravinia Jazz Festival
Pete and Contra Basso Sax in Milan