JenBlackwell-8I believe that, as performers and musicians, we are responsible for cultivating the music of our time. It is my hope to encourage composers to write quality works for the saxophone through a dynamic and collaborative composer-performer relationship, and thus I frequently work with composers to create new works for saxophone. Below is a list of selected current and past projects:

  • Abstain Red Hells – Jay C. Batzner (Fall 2015) for soprano saxophone and fixed media
  • nobody on my sideMike Romaniak (Fall 2014) for soprano saxophone and fixed media
  • Gold RushMike Romaniak (Spring 2014) for alto saxophone and vibraphone
  • Voices of the Wood IINathan Brown (Fall 2013) for solo alto saxophone
  • Sonata for prepared alto saxophoneAndrew Cote (Fall 2013) for prepared alto saxophone

  • senselessnesses- Patrick Power (Fall 2013) for alto saxophone and vibraphone
  • HopeMike Romaniak (Spring 2013) for alto saxophone, marimba, and multi percussion
  • Illuminating AncientsChris Pilsner (Fall 2012) for alto saxophone and electronics
  • Duetto for flute and saxophoneEvan Boegehold (Fall 2012) for alto/soprano saxophone and flute
  • Ulterior MotivesAndrew Cote (Fall 2012) for two alto saxophones
  • Crossing BordersJarrett Goodchild (Spring 2012) for alto saxophone and piano
  • A Late RideMike Romaniak (Spring 2012) for two alto saxophones
  • To and FromAndrew Cote (Fall 2011) for solo alto saxophone
  • Three Klezmer DancesMike Romaniak (Spring 2011) for saxophone trio
  • Bread and Roses– Mike Romaniak (Spring 2010) for saxophone quartet
  • WildernessMike Romaniak (Spring 2010) for saxophone quartet