Saxotopia Quartet was formed at California Lutheran College by the then head of the music department, Herr Doktor Dan Geeting.
Recognizing a deep need for saxophone quartet music in the surrounding community, and having nothing else to do, Dan canvassed the area for world-class professional sax players. When he couldn't find those, he settled for our current membership: guys who could stumble through the door carrying a sax case.
With a mere 90 minutes of rehearsal time each week Saxotopia Quartet has managed to become a truly mediocre (with promise) source of cultural entertainment. All of our musicians are Ventura County residents. Because some of us are lazy, we've resisted the clamor of our many fans to “take it on the road” (and they really want us to go) and have performed close to home.
I laughed. I cried. I farted.
The reviews have been overwhelming. Our fans turn out to be an enthusiastic crowd; especially towards the end of the show.
It was almost worth missing Matlock!