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Dennis Shafer

image of Dennis ShaferDennis Shafer, saxophones
Jason Felitto, piano
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The artist(s): A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Dennis Shafer returned to Boston this year from Paris, France where he studied with contemporary saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury. In Paris, Dennis worked with several great composers and saxophonists, including Francois Rosse, Etienne Rolin, Yosh'ko Seffer, Francois Coutinaud, and Rico Gubler. He also premiered works by Robert Lemay, Jacques Hetu, Yosh'ko Seffer, and toured with various ensembles across France, as well as Austria and Hungary. Dennis Shafer is the founder and co-founder of several groups, including Le Tapis Volant, Sounds in Bloom, the Skyline Quintet, the Back Bay Saxophone Quartet and the Opus Jazz Duo. Returning to Boston where he received a Bachelors of Music cum laude from the Boston Conservatory and premiered works by Robert Morris, Micheal Paull, and Larry Bell, he is now an Artist Diploma student with Kenneth Radnofsky at Longy School of Music and faculty member at Bridgewater State College.

Engineer(s): Jason Slote and Chubby Smith

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Friday, June 6, 2008

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