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Saxquest 2013 Performance/Clinic Series Featuring Paul DeMarinis & Kim Portnoy July 20

When: 2013-07-20

We would like to invite you out for another great event at Saxquest. On Saturday, July 20, we will be hosting a performance/clinic with Paul DeMarinis and Kim Portnoy. This event will be from 2pm – 4pm, and as always it is free and open to the public.

Paul DeMarinis is a St. Louis native and longtime staple of the local jazz scene. The Director of the Jazz Studies program at Webster University since 1988, Paul teaches saxophone, jazz improvisation, and jazz history, as well as overseeing the ensemble and academic jazz program, coordinating the faculty jazz ensemble, and directing the Webster Jazz Series and the Webster Summer Jazz Camp. As a performer, educator, and clinician, he has been involved with the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops as well as the International Summer Jazz Academy in Poland. Paul also has a long association as a saxophonist with the St. Louis Symphony, with performances at Powell Howell, as well as New York’s Carnegie Hall and overseas.

Kim Portnoy is the Director of Composition at Webster University, where he teaches classes in jazz theory, composition, and orchestration. He is recognized as a versatile composer for both classical and jazz, having received commissions from numerous institutions. His compositions have been featured nationally and internationally at the Eastman Summer Trombone Institute in Rochester, New York; the Choral Music Experience Institute in Arvika, Sweden; the Guitar Foundation of America Conference at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and two International Association of Jazz Educator’s conferences: New Orleans and Atlanta. Kim is a gifted pianist, performing with the Webster Faculty Jazz Ensemble as well as his own trio and big band, and has appeared on several recordings.

Please come out for some fantastic music and a good time! We’ll see you there!

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