September 27, 2016 7 p.m.End:
September 27, 2016 9 p.m.Location: Hahn Recital Hall
A part of the 20th Anniversary Saxtemberfest series of events.
Saxophonist Michael Shults has been praised for his “strong, imaginative” improvisations (Downbeat Magazine) and “fresh and intelligent musical ideas” (The Pitch). A first-call musician on the Kansas City jazz scene for nearly a decade, Shults remains an active performer with Forward (a contemporary original jazz quintet), the New Jazz Order Big Band, his own quartets and quintets, and the Kansas City Generations Sextet. Equally adept as a concert saxophonist, Shults has been praised for his “jaw-dropping” and “authoritative” technique (Kansas City Star) and has performed by invitation at the College Band Director's National Association conference, the North American Saxophone Alliance biennial conference, and the University of Iowa Festival for New Music. Michael's debut album, Pathetiques, featuring original jazz compositions and the music of Ida Gotkovsky, is scheduled for a 2016 release.
Shults is assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he teaches applied jazz and classical saxophone, saxophone quartets, jazz combos and jazz improvisation.
Learn more about Michael Shults.
Free and open to the public.
Michael Shults will be performing with the Ball State Jazz Ensembles at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 in Sursa Performance Hall.