Saxophonists Invited to Perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance in March

Saxophonists Invited to Perform at the North American Saxophone Alliance in March
Written by Andrew Paa

The Kent State University Saxophone Ensemble is set to travel to Tempe, AZ March 6-9, 2020 to perform at the invitation of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA). The performance, part of NASA’s Biennial Conference, will feature new works commemorating May 4 by Kent State Jazz Studies faculty members Bobby Selvaggio and Chris Coles.

“Bringing this special project to a national audience at the NASA conference will demonstrate the breadth, creativity, and collaboration happening at the School of Music,” said Dr. Noa Even, saxophone professor. “The Saxophone Ensemble this semester includes thirteen students in music education, performance, composition, jazz studies and music minors.”

Both pieces will feature Dr. Even on soprano saxophone. Selvaggio’s piece, “A Bystander: 4 Musical Vignettes,” takes the listener through the event as it unfolds, melding classical, jazz, and free styles. Coles’ piece “If We Could See You” imagines what it would be like to meet and talk with those who were killed on May 4, 1970. 

This is the first time since Dr. Even joined the faculty that the saxophone studio and ensemble has been invited to perform at NASA’s conference. 

Learn more about Dr. Even here.

Learn more about Jazz Studies here.

Learn more about NASA here. 

 

POSTED: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:50pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 2:50pm