Upcoming Performances

Citizens of Nowhere is released on Albany Records!

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON AND ITUNES!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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January 20

The Sonification of the Japanese Garden

Bent Frequency

guest artist, Michael Fowler (Berlin)

Kopleff Recital Hall

8pm  FREE

Atlanta, GA

www.bentfrequency.com

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February 14-16

The Innocents

Bent Frequency in Residence

guest artists, John Lane and Allen Otte

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

www.bentfrequency.com

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March 29- April 2

Joffrey Ballet

Romeo and Juliet - Prokofiev

Scott Speck, conductor

Lincoln Center

New York

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April 7-9

John Luther Adams Retrospective

Bent Frequency

Rialto Center for the Arts

Atlanta, GA

www.bentfrequency.com

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Saxophonist Jan Berry Baker is a native of Alberta, Canada. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with several orchestras in Canada, Ukraine, the US and most recently with the Sinfonica de Oaxaca in Mexico.

An advocate of new music, Baker is Co-Artistic Director and saxophonist with Atlanta-based new music ensemble Bent Frequency. She has commissioned and premiered numerous works by distinguished and cutting-edge composers and has won national and international grants to fund the creation, performance and recording of new music. The Bent Frequency Duo Project (with percussionist Stuart Gerber) has commissioned over 20 new works for saxophone and percussion in the past few years and has given over 30 performances of these works across the US, Germany, Mexico and France.

As an orchestral saxophonist, Baker regularly performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet and has appeared with the Paris Opera Ballet, Chicago Chamber Players, American Ballet Theater, and Joffrey Ballet. She can be heard on The BF Duo Project’s new disc Diamorpha (Centaur Records), Citizens of Nowhere, featuring works for clarinet and saxophone (Albany Records), American Orchestral Works with Grant Park Orchestra (Cedille Label), and The Golden Ticket with the Atlanta Opera (Albany Records).  She is also featured on Robert Scott Thompson’s Folio, Vol.1 and 2 and Solace (Aucourant Records).

Performance highlights from this past season included multiple US performances, including a Carnegie Hall recital, and a tour of France with the Bent Frequency Duo Project. Bent Frequency presented a fully staged chamber opera DiCachetitoRaspado by Juan Trigos, gave multiple performances on the Atlanta Streetcar entitled Music for a Captive Audience for Elevate Atlanta and presented Bicycle Built for 111 for Art on the Beltline.  Bent Frequency was also Ensemble in Residence at the Charlotte New Music Festival.  As an orchestral saxophonist, Baker performed with the Grant Park Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.  This season, she will be featured as a concerto soloist with the Sinfonica de Oaxaca in Mexico and will perform with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and New York.  She will be involved in numerous Bent Frequency productions, including performances at the MATA Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, and residencies at The University of Georgia and New Music on the Point in Vermont.

As an educator, Dr. Baker is Associate Professor of Saxophone at Georgia State University. She studied with Frederick Hemke, William H. Street, and Barbara Lorenz and holds a Doctor of Music degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University. Jan Baker is the Region 6 Director of the North American Saxophone Alliance and is a Selmer Paris and Vandoren performing artist.