In the first hour of the March 28 Jazz Tracks program, the Nuovi Venti Saxophone Quartet will be featured. The music and interview of Elias Gilbert, Joshua Doyon, Sage Liem, and Emily Daniels-Flechtner was recorded in Michael Tanner’s studio, (actually the dining room for reflective acoustics). The local group will play three jazz compositions (one by Duke Ellington) and talk about the formation and focus of the saxophone quartet, and will each add their unique perspective to their instruments of soprano, tenor, alto and baritone saxophones. Take can step aboard the A Train when you listen to the Nuovi Venti Saxophone Quartet March 28 on Jazz Tracks from 7-10PM.
About The Author
Michael Tanner began as a public radio host since 1988 on KUSP FM and a year with the irreverent KPIG radio in the early 90s. Retiring from KUSP in 2014, he left an interesting list of programs including jazz, blues, gospel, African, and Americana. His popular late night musical mix program, Crosscurrents, ran for 24 years. A retired teacher and multi-instrumentalist with a recording studio, he has recorded over 20 albums for clients locally and nationally on the Crosscurrents Radio Records label. He has a broad knowledge of blues, gospel, classical, folk, country, and most "roots" music in America. A passion for jazz was developed during a "History of Jazz" class at Minneapolis Community College in 1975. This led to a passion for jazz steeped in New Orleans jazz, the Harlem Show Bands, Big Bands, Swing, BeBop, Cool, West Coast, European, African, and American modern jazz. In other words all "Artists in Rhythm".