Upcoming Performances

Bent Frequency Duo Project (Jan Baker and Stuart Gerber) release Diamorpha on Centaur Records!

 

Available on iTunes!

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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September 16

Atlanta Saxophone Day

featuring guest artist Carrie Koffman

www.atlantasaxophoneday.weebly.com

Atlanta, GA

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September 23-29

Bent Frequency Duo Project Tour

23:  Vanguard Guest Artist Series

Kent State University, 7:30pm

24-25: Music at the Forefront

Bowling Green State University, 8:00pm

26-27: Martirano Award Concert

University of Illinois, 7:30pm

28-29 Guest Artist Recital

University of Notre Dame

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October 26

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Guest Artist Masterclass

Las Vegas, NV

5:00-7:00pm

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November 5

Atlanta Saxophone Quartet

Cannon Classical Series

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Sautee Nacoochee, GA

4:00pm

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December 5- January 27

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Turandot - Puccini

Civic Opera House, Chicago

https://www.lyricopera.org/

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February 7- 18

Joffrey Ballet

Chicago Philharmonic

Modern Masters

Auditorium Theater, Chicago

http://www.joffrey.org/masters

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April 13-14

International Woodwind Duo Symposium

Citizens of Nowhere - Featured guest artists

Huntsville, Texas

http://www.awea-duo.com/iwds.html

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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 the 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 countless performances of these works across the US, Mexico, and Europe.

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), The Golden Ticket with the Atlanta Opera (Albany Records), and on Robert Scott Thompson’s Folio, Vol.1 and 2 and Solace (Aucourant Records).

Performance highlights from this past season included a concerto performance with the Sinfonica de Oaxaca in Mexico, performances with the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and at Lincoln Center in New York as well as numerous Bent Frequency productions, including performances at the MATA Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico, a John Luther Adams Residency, and artist 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.