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RoseWind Duo & guests / contemporary

Performance of two recently written works for saxophone and marimba ; including a new work by American composer Jesse Jones, and a World Premiere of a work by American composer Braxton Blake.

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Formed in 2005, the RoseWind Duo consists of Scott Herring, percussion and Clifford Leaman, saxophones. They have performed widely across the USA including appearances at many universities including Southern Mississippi, Northwestern, Tennessee, Central Michigan, and others. They also regularly perform at professional conferences including the South Carolina Music Teachers Association Conference and the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in Washington, D.C. and the XVI World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. The duo has toured extensively internationally, performing and teaching in Spain, France, Sweden and China. The RoseWind Duo is joined by Briana Leaman, oboe, and Aubrey Leaman, piano, for the premiere of a new work by Braxton Blake written especially for this e

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We propose to perform two recently written works for saxophone and marimba (+others).
The first, by American Composer Jesse Jones for saxophone and Marimba, called Four Scenes. Commissioned by the RoseWind Duo (Clifford Leaman and Scott Herring) this work was premiered in February, 2014. This will be a European Premiere.
The second will be a world premiere by American composer Braxton Blake for Saxophone, Oboe, Marimba and Piano. Blake is often performed in Europe, mod especially Germany. He has proposed a work that utilizes the RoseWind Duo and two additional performers: Aubrey Leaman (piano) and Briana Leaman (oboe).


11/07/2015 14:00 - 14:30

Cité de la musique et de la danse - Salle 21

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Musicians / speakers

  • Leaman Clifford / saxophone (United States)
  • Herring Scott / marimba (United States)
  • Leaman Briana / oboe (United States)
  • Leaman Aubrey / piano (United States)


  • Four Scenes (Jesse Jones) / French premiere
  • Untitled (Braxton Blake) / World Premiere