For the rich, dark sound desired by classical musicians, Frederick Hemke reeds are the perfect solution. These wonderfully made reeds are available for soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones and enliven the instrument with beautiful tones.
Frederick L. Hemke is an incredibly influential saxophonist as well as a professor at Northwestern University. Hemke’s own musical expertise was cultivated by Marcel Mule whom he studied under at the infamous Paris Conservatoire. In 1956 he was awarded the Premier Prix becoming the first American to ever receive this honor. As a professional musician, Frederick L. Hemke has performed with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other noteworthy orchestras and artists. He has penned many articles about the saxophone and contributed greatly to its development over the past fifty years. Additionally, he is an artist-clinician for The Selmer Company.
Perhaps Frederick L. Hemke’s greatest contribution has been to his students. While at Northwestern University, he has cultivated the skills of numerous saxophonists and developed many musicians who have gone on to illustrious careers.
It is no surprise that the reeds produced by Frederick Hemke are of excellent quality. With such a well-rounded knowledge of the saxophone, Hemke approaches his reeds as an artist, a musician, a scholar, and a teacher. The result is responsive reeds that are loved by traditional jazz and classical musicians. The Woodwind and Brasswind offers Frederick Hemke Saxophone Reeds for the Soprano, Alto, Tenor, or Baritone instrument. These reeds come in a box of five, are available in a range of strengths, and are particularly well-suited to traditional round chambered mouthpieces.
For a dark, enviable saxophone sound add the Frederick Hemke Reeds to your repertoire.