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John M. Perrine
(09:00, Wednesday 11 July, Buchanan Theatre)
John M. Perrine
John Perrine is Director of the Jazz Ensemble and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Cleveland State University. He has premiered works by Kari Juusela, Aaron Johnson and William Price. Perrine holds a doctorate from Louisiana State University, a masters from Northwestern University, and a BME from Stetson University. His teachers include James Bishop, Fred Hemke, Jonathon Helton and Griffin Campbell. He has studied jazz with Harold Blanchard, Don Owens, Tony Garcia and Michael Koucour. He is a founding member of the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet as well as the Neo-Tessares Saxophone Quartet. Red Stick has won national prizes in the MTNA and Fischoff chamber music competitions. Perrine’s composition Vonnegut:Suite for Saxophone Quartet was premiered at the North American Saxophone Alliance International Convention in Columbia, South Carolina by the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet. Perrine also leads his own jazz quartet and has released Dance of the Pampanzi. Available on Apple i-tunes, CD Baby and Amazon.
(09:00, Friday 13 July, Byre Theatre)
John Seaton — Alto Saxophone and Electronics (Max/Msp); HyeKyung Lee — Piano
John Seaton attends Wright State University in Dayton, OH and is a junior music education major. John currently studies saxophone with Dr Shelley M Jagow, and has attended lectures and performed in master classes with Jean-Marie Londeix, William Street, Samuel Adler, Debra Richtmeyer, the Amstel Saxophone Quartet (Netherlands), Conundrum, John Fonville (University of California, San Diego), as well as some additional studies with Timothy McAllister. He has had the honor of winning both the Wright State University (’09 and ’11) and Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra concerto competitions, and winning the Ohio MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition. John Seaton recently presented the world premiere of a Marco Ciccone work for soprano saxophone, as well as a Michael Issacson work for alto saxophone, bassoon, and percussion. Additionally, he has collaborated with the composer HyeKyung Lee in the performance and interpretation of her music for saxophone. John performs with the internationally acclaimed Wright State University “Avion” Saxophone Quartet and Wind Symphony, from which he received the Clark J Haines “Most Outstanding Musician” award by a vote of his peers. John has also performed at the NASA Region V conference, the OMEA State Conference, and with the Kappa Kappa Psi National Intercollegiate Band.
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