The first time that I tried the Durga baritone saxophone mouthpiece, I felt like I had so
much freedom on the sound and it was so full. The open chamber in this mouthpiece is so
great that it is easier to control the high and lower registers on the horn without difficulty.
After playing the bari sax piece for a while, I wanted to get the hard rubber Kali for my
alto sax and it is the best mouthpiece that I have ever had. It gives me the sound and the
volume that I need to play popular music. On the tenor sax I use the Mantra, which gives
me a centered and warm sound with lots of power, easy to control.
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Emily Sierra plays many instruments, specializing in
the saxophone. The Alto Saxophone is her principal instrument. Emily plays with many
famous Latin artists, touring national acts, churches, theaters, and local bands. Her style
and skills are eclectic: Gospel, Motown, Salsa, Rock, Jazz, Psychedelic Tribal and more!
Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Saxophone from the Puerto Rico Conservatory
of Music and a Master's Degree in Saxophone Performance from The University of
Cincinnati. Her vast performance experience includes playing with Freddy Kenton, Tito
Puente Jr., The Temptations Review, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and The Four Tops. Emily
began performing on popular television shows in Puerto Rico at the age of 17. She has
also done musical recordings for several Latin Music artists.
Emily’s music and energy defy bounds and limits. She was the first student (and first
female) to obtain a degree in her chosen discipline from the Puerto Rico Conservatory of
Music. Not only is she passionate about playing music, she also dances for Pones, Inc.,
bringing art and movement into communities and businesses. Emily is also skilled in
Latin percussion and background vocals.
Currently Emily is the lead saxophone performer for The Mother of Christ Church in
Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. She is working on her first solo
album to be released soon.