The Sound Of The Saxophone Heals!

Teen boys today can be some of the most difficult people to shop for. Their likes and dislikes tend to change often. However, there are some great things that you can stick in their Christmas stockings that are sure to please them. Here are 8 stocking stuffer ideas for teen boys.

You can imitate 6 instruments on keyboard, including violin, guitars, saxophone, horn and grand piano with 6 octaves. It is a cool way to record a song if you are tired of the GarageBand sounds.

Teen boys love candy; all kinds of candy. Head over to a grocery store and pick out some of his favorites so he can have them on Christmas morning. If you want, you can also head to a specialty candy store in the mall. They have a lot of different flavors and types for you to pick out. Just be sure to try to avoid things that melt, especially if you’re going to be out and about on Christmas.

Slow/Fast is a merging of structured and controlled compositions for chamber ensemble with jazz and improvised music. As a composer Ken Thomson moves between many genres and has received commissions from the American Composers Orchestra, Bang on a Can and the True/False Film Festival. Slow/Fast performers are Ken Thomson (saxophone), Russ Johnson (trumpet), Nir Felder (guitar), Adam Armstron (bass) and Fred Kennedy (drums).

GarageBand is a great paid application. It includes smart guitar, smart bass, virtual drums, voice and keyboard, and it lets you record an entire song on the iPad.

The Fantastical. Are there any images that you are attracted to? Do you find fairies fun? Some could be incorporated in your design to watch over you. The Grim Reaper is also popular to symbolize how fragile life is.

Ambrose Akinmusire: The Oakland-born trumpeter is rightly considered among jazz’s leading young talents; for evidence, look no further than “When the Heart Emerges Glistening,” his recent Blue Note debut. SFJAZZ is presenting Akinmusire with Walter Smith III (saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Burniss Travis (bass) and Justin Brown (drums). 8 p.m. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco. $20-$35.

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