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Vickers solo Recital

Jeffrey E. Vickers / classical, contemporary / United States

Website(s) : http://www.jeffvickers.net

Jeffrey E. Vickers presents two new world premieres for tenor saxophone, including Vertigo (Etude 29) by Christian Lauba and a composition by Hiroyuki Itoh for tenor saxophone with piano accompaniment.

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Biography

Dr. Jeffrey E. Vickers (USA) has commissioned and premiered music by international composers such as Lemay, Lauba, H. Itoh, Gotkovsky, Kerger and Michans. He is assistant professor of saxophone at Northern Michigan University, and also an artist/clinician for Selmer Paris Saxophones. Vickers was a jurist for the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, Bangkok, Thailand. He has performed in over two dozen states and Europe, and numerous regional, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Vickers completed the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Indiana University. He completed his Bachelor of Music in education at the University of Mississippi. His teachers include Wade Irvin, John Sampen, and Otis Murphy. He is the owner of Resolute Music Publications.

More informations

Several years ago, I began commissioning music for tenor saxophone. I believe that it has long been ignored as a concert solo instrument, and advanced literature is limited. There is a growing appreciation for new tenor saxophone literature, and I have commissioned two excellent new pieces to add to the repertory.

The first piece is a new etude by the famous composer for saxophone, Christian Lauba. It has been at least 15 years since he has composed for tenor saxophone. Given the growing interest in tenor saxophone literature, I have worked with Christian on his etude #29 “Vertigo”. The piece employs modern language and writing style, with common “Lauba-style” elements – rhythmic multiphonics, rapid technical writing, slap-tonguing, etc… However, it is also clearly influenced by jazz rhythms, scales, and improvisation-style technical flurries.

The second piece will be a new contribution to the repertoire of tenor saxophone with piano. The incredible Japanese composer, Hiroyuki Itoh, will write a new piece in his modern style of writing. Itoh employs advanced technical attributes, including the use of microtones – an approach not so common to tenor sax literature. Itoh has written at least 3 other pieces for saxophone, so he is aware of the capabilities of the instrument. Given the popularity of his other music, this is a very fortunate addition to tenor repertoire. New music involving piano for tenor saxophone is also limited, and this will be a very welcome piece to our repertoire.

Programming

12/07/2017 16:45 - 17:15

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 22

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Musicians / speakers

  • Vickers Jeffrey / Soprano and tenor saxophones (United States)

Program

  • Vertigo (Etude 29) (Christian Lauba) / World Premiere
  • Dark Lake, for tenor saxophone and piano (Hiroyuki Itoh) / World Premiere

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