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Tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin

Locally born saxophonist Michael Pedicin has lived the life of many men. We know him for his music, but when Maureen Malloy interviewed Michael prior to his Art After 5 performance on June 20th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, we learned that his career was much more extensive. In case you missed it, below are the clips that aired.

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Michael discusses influences and collaboration on his new album.

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Legend Maynard Ferguson had a hand in Michael leaving medical school.

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Improvisation takes on a different meaning when it comes to Michael's teachings.
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How a musician utilizes a Ph.D. in Psychology.
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The meaning of the album, and how it can help us live.

All of this wonderful work ties in with the amazing story that you can hear Dr. Pedicin tell in the audio link below. This is an extremely interesting story that needs to be heard in full.  In the background, you will hear "Then I Saw You," from Michael's most recent album Why Stop Now/Ubuntu And, yes, I said DOCTOR!

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A portion of Maureen Malloy's interview with saxophonist Michael Pedicin.

Maureen began her radio career at WRTI in 1999 while studying broadcasting at Temple University. Determined to make it in the entertainment industry, she took advantage of all the creative opportunities presented to her at WRTI - she hosted the overnight jazz broadcasts through her entire college career, she was an arts and culture reporter, and she soaked up the jazz biz from her many WRTI mentors.