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Andrew Rathbun

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Toronto-born, New York-based saxophonist and composer Andrew Rathbun is in the forefront of a new generation of jazz innovators. His improvisations are at once melodic, gritty and technically stirring. His compositions are lyrical, harmonically complex and formally ambitious. There is a poetic and multi-dimensional quality to Andrew's music, which fellow saxophonist Joe Lovano has praised for its "warmth and beauty." In addition to his work as a leader, Andrew has recorded or performed with Luciana Souza, Eddie Gomez, John Abercrombie, Reggie Workman, Ingrid Jensen and many more. He has studied with Pat LaBarbera, Jerry Bergonzi, Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell and George Garzone.

Andrew Rathbun continues to push past musical boundaries, both on record and in live gigs throughout New York City. He earned his Masters with Academic Honors and Distinction in Performance from Boston's New England Conservatory. His other awards and distinctions include grants from the Ontario Council for the Arts, the Canada Council and the American Music Center. He has served as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, an artist at the Banff Center for the Arts and a woodwind studio instructor on faculty at the University of Maine. He currently teaches at the Amadeus Conservatory in Westchester and at Kingsborough College.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Andrew Rathbun Quartet Friday, November 16, 2007, 10:00p

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