Name: Kent O’Doherty
Instrument: Saxophone // Soprano down to Baritone
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Teachers: Graeme Shilton and Tom de Vette...I’m pretty sure I was a real pain
When I was a teenager: I discovered that you can do whatever you want in music. There are no rules except the ones that you choose.
The saxophone is: The most honest form of expression I have.
Practice is: Where I confront limitations and attempt to move beyond all positives and negatives.
Performing is: Creating an environment in which the audience can feel transported
My best ideas come when: I am walking my dog...also when I get out of my own way
The music that has meant the most to me: Music that does not apologize for itself and displays the utmost vulnerability of its’ creator.
I chose the saxophone: Because I was too young to play trumpet (Dizzy Gillespie on The Muppet Show), plus it was shiny
Fear is: What you need to know when you’re moving in the right direction
Change is: Constant……and necessary
I never understood: Why someone would want to look, sound, act or be like someone else
What makes me happy: Being my best self to others and uncompromising with myself
TALK IS: CHEAP
I always: Have to do things my way….it never really feels right to use things I did not discover – even if someone has already found them 100 years ago
When I am stuck: I go small and then smaller
Discipline is: Is what got me here and will get me to where I am going
I will thank: The people who have been against me as much as the people who have helped me…almost as much
My future will be: A combination of skill and fortune…