Fellow Air Force saxophonist and one of the hottest soloists I've personally had the pleasure to work with
Ever heard of "new-grass" music? I hadn't either, until this ex-student of mine started making waves with it.
(Hey Derek -
your link is broken!) Richard Van Voorst
This former saxophone and composition student of mine plays and writes some very unique music.
Very rarely do great players and great teachers come in the same package. He's one of the best.
Incredible up-and-coming concert saxophonist
One of the best doublers I know
My teacher and mentor - when are you going to build a website so I can link to you?
Besides being a great jazz writer, this man actually teaches as well as he writes.
Will Gay Bottje
Very interesting music, and he's a sweet guy on top of it. Lewis Spratlan
The man is ecclectic, even in an age where that word is thrown around like candy. Check him out - he's deep.
Better yet, let his music speak for itself. Check out some samples here. Cory Kasprzyk
Also an excellent saxophonist Kenneth Fuchs
Very melodic, passionate music. His recordings with the London Symphony have earned several Grammy nominations.
Augusta Read Thomas
Former composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony, she will soon be writing me a concerto for saxophone and
orchestra. Very dramatic, moving music. David Rakowski
Barlow winner and Pulitzer nominee. Extremely prolific, especially in the area of piano etudes. He will soon be writing a saxophone quartet.