Name: Kent O’Doherty
Instrument: Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
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 want.
The saxophone is: My truest form of expressing myself.
Practice is: Where I confront and try to move beyond all the positives and negatives.
Performing is: Where trust and joy intersect
My best ideas come when: I am honest and walking my dog
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 did not want to play the clarinet and 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 hurt me as much as the people who have helped me…almost as much
My future will be: A combination of skill and luck…