Jake Juhl


Jake is an active saxophonist in the pacific northwest and instrument repair technician/owner at
Crown Juhl Music LLC. Jake graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in
classical saxophone performance and Renton Technical College with a certificate in Band
Instrument Repair Technology. At CWU he performed with many of the school’s top ensembles
including the saxophone quartets, symphony orchestra, and wind ensemble. In 2015, he won the
CWU concerto competition and was a featured soloist in the Spring 2016 Symphony Orchestra
concert. Jake is also a musical theater musician most recently performing with the Voice for the
Voiceless theater, Tacoma Musical Playhouse and Leavenworth Summer Theater where he plays
saxophone, clarinet, and flute.


Saxophone Diagnostics

Sat. April 13, 3:00 Room 117


Bring your saxophones to this hands-on clinic where we will look at the different techniques a
player can use in order to diagnose common problems. I will show how to find these problems
using sight, touch, and play-testing techniques. Some of the topics I will cover are: terms players
should know, how to find a leaking pad, missing key corks/felts, “play” in the keywork, regulation,
and lost motion. This will not be a clinic on how to repair these problems, just locating them. I will
also discus the process I go through to diagnose a saxophone with professional tools. Lastly, I will
discuss what maintenance a player should do regularly and what work should be done annually by
a professional.