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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Jan Baker

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Jan Baker
Website: http://www.janberrybaker.com
Presentation Date: Friday, March 9, 2018 1:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Corbett
Presentation Title: Jan Baker - Bent Frequency Duo Project
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 20
Bio:

Jan Berry Baker is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. An advocate of new music, Baker is Co-Artistic Director and saxophonist with new music ensemble Bent Frequency. 

As an orchestral saxophonist, she regularly performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Atlanta Opera, and Atlanta Ballet. She has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet. She can be heard on The BF Duo Project’s new disc Diamorpha (Centaur), Citizens of Nowhere featuring works for clarinet and saxophone (Albany Records), American Orchestral Works with Grant Park Orchestra (Cedille), and The Golden Ticket with the Atlanta Opera (Albany). Jan is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Georgia State University and holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University.  She is a Selmer Paris and Vandoren performing artist. 

 
Ensemble Bio: Bent Frequency Duo Project:

Percussionist Stuart Gerber and saxophonist Jan Berry Baker are The BF Duo Project and Artistic Directors of Bent Frequency.  Stuart and Jan have commissioned over 20 new works for their duo since the 2013 and have given countless performances across the United States, Mexico, and Europe.  They have been guest ensemble in residence at Sam Houston State University in Texas, Tage aktueller musik festival in Nuremberg, Germany, Charlotte New Music Festival, The University of Georgia, and New Music on the Point.  They have recently released their debut CD, Diamorpha, on the Centaur Label featuring a number of these new works.

Other Performers / Participants


 
Name Instrument Bio
Stuart Gerber percussion Lauded as having “consummate virtuosity” by The New York Times, Stuart Gerber has performed ex . . .

Pieces to Be Performed


 
Title Composer Duration
a line broken, traced John Liberatore 8
Hazy Moonlight Elainie Lillios 12