Acclaimed jazz musician is visiting professor this fall at UAlbany
Clarinetist Don Byron will be sharing his musical talents with University at Albany students in two courses this fall, "The Poetics of Everyday Music" and "The Improvisation Ensemble."
As clarinetist, composer, arranger, and social critic, Byron redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation. In exploring widely divergent traditions, he strives for what he calls "a sound above genre." He has been consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named "Jazz Artist of the Year" by Down Beat in 1992.
Acclaimed as much for his restless creativity as for his virtuosity as a player, Byron has presented a multitude of projects at major music festivals around the world, including recent performances in Vienna, San Francisco, Hong Kong, London, Monterey, New Zealand, and on New York's Broadway.
Visit Byron's website at: www.donbyron.com to learn more about his music. For information about his UAlbany courses, contact the
Department of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 442-4187.
Department of Music