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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — David Bixler

Mark your calendars now to join us Friday-Monday, March 6-9, 2020 for the NASA 2020 Biennial Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
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Saxophone Player
Name: David Bixler
Website: https://www.davidbixler.com/
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:40 PM
Presentation Venue: Evelyn Smith Theatre
Presentation Title: The Music of Ariel Kasler, featuring Andrew Bishop and David Bixler
Type of Presentation: Professional Jazz Performance
Proposal Duration: 20

Saxophonist, composer, and educator David Bixler is a multi-faceted artist, having received critical acclaim for both his playing and his writing. He actively leads several projects that serve as platforms for his diverse musical interests. As a sideman David has performed and toured the world with the orchestras of Chico O'Farrill, Lionel Hampton, and Toshiko Akiyoshi. He is also active as a composer in both the jazz and classical worlds, and recently premiered The Hughes Project, musical ruminations on the poems of Langston Hughes for jazz quintet and string quartet. He is the host of Liner Notes with David Bixler, a new podcast centered on conversations with jazz musicians. Bixler is the Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. As both a Selmer and Vandoren Artist he is active as a clinician throughout the world.

Ensemble Bio: David Bixler (saxophone) Ariel Kasler (piano) duo

Colleagues at Bowling Green State University, Bixler and Kasler perform in an intimate duo setting which occupies an under-represented space on the sonic spectrum. Featuring original compositions and arrangements, as well as deconstructed standards, they are in pursuit of beauty in the unconventional.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Ariel Kasler Piano Ariel Kasler Guitarist and pianist Ariel Kasler holds a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from Bow . . .
Andrew Bishop Tenor Saxophone Andrew Bishop is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, educator, and sc . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
In the Face of Chaos David Bixler 10