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Saxophonist, Flutist, Composer


30 March 2024

Jason Robinson New Quintet, with Zoe Murphy (trumpet), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (piano), Jacob William (bass), Richie Barshay (drums)

Faculty Showcase, Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, Amherst College | Amherst, MA


Summer 2023 is an especially busy time for Jason, with a June tour in Japan to celebrate the release of Two Hours Early, Ten Minutes Late: Duo Music of Ken Aldcroft (Accretions, 2020), for which he will be joined by guitarist Eric Hofbauer, followed by recording sessions for two new projects: Ancestral Numbers and The Cardinal Directions.

About Jason Robinson

The music of American composer, saxophonist, flutist, and scholar Jason Robinson ("rugged and scintillating," New York Times) thrives in the fertile overlaps between improvisation and composition, acoustic music and electronics, tradition and experimentalism. Initially a devotee of post-1960s jazz and creative music, Robinson is celebrated for bringing together various historical directions in jazz--bebop, post-bop, the avant-garde--with an improvisatory and compositional sensibility drawn from and extending the languages of John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Lester Young. His musical interests, however, span far and wide. Born in 1975, he is a critically acclaimed distinctive voice in a generation of creative musicians in equal dialogue with jazz, popular music, experimental music, and electronic music.

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