Colorado Musician Adapts To Cranial Dystonia By Moving From Sax To Drums

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Photo: Clare Church Jazz Saxophone Drums Dazzle
Clare Church at Colorado Public Radio.

For 40 years, Denver saxophonist Clare Church shared the stage with the likes of Dizzie Gillespie and Tony Bennett. But two years ago, Church was forced to quit playing the sax. She struggles with Cranial Dystonia and when she played, agonizing pain shot through her jaw. So Church adapted. She turned to the drums. Now, she's back on stage with her old band.

Church spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.