The Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet
About The MSQ
From Mozart to Glenn Miller to Journey, the family-friendly Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet and their energetic mix of music arrangements have been entertaining audiences and wedding guests in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area since 2004.
The Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet can be seen regularly performing for audiences at weddings, churches, community functions, libraries, street and rural fairs, and universities. In 2009, the group released their first album, Holiday Classics. Their sophomore jazz and pop album, Close Enough…, followed in 2011. The Quartet's second Christmas album, Hark!, was released in 2015.
The quartet’s light humor, precise musicianship, and passion for performing always leaves their listeners yelling, “Encore!”
Deanna Loertscher, alto saxophone, holds degrees from Ithaca College (BM) and Penn State University (MM). Her teachers include Dr. David Stambler, Dr. Steven Mauk, and Dr. Connie Frigo.
Engagements have brought her to diverse venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center, Woodstock Playhouse, Hangar Theatre, Nyack Library Carnegie Room, and Columbia University, in addition to other venues in the New York metropolitan area.
Regionally, Deanna performs with the Ridgewood Concert Band, New York Wind Symphony, and the Ramsey Wind Symphony. Deanna has the privilege of working with the students at Dumont High School in northern New Jersey, where she teaches band.