Festival Programs & Workshops

The Travis Sullivan Quartet plays Altoism -  Join Travis and his band of extraordinary NYC jazz artists for two sets of music ranging from swinging jazz to the avant garde. Exploring the original compositions of alto saxophonists such as Charlie Parker, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and Lee Konitz. 

 

Altoism: Looking Ahead -  A diverse program that spotlights the music of masters of the alto sax ranging from 1960 innovators Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman to  modern day artists such as Steve Coleman and John Zorn.

 

Alto Saxophonist of the Month - A performance and discussion of a well known alto saxophonists music based on their birthday.  A different sax player every month.  August is Charlie Parker!

 

Altoism: Pop Edition - A fun and informative presentation about the role that the alto saxophone has played in pop music, with a look at iconic sax solos in songs such as Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" and George Michael's "Careless Whisper."