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Ian Jeffress


Dew of the Moon, Molly Joyce


La Lame de l'horizon, Frédéric Chiasson


Biography


Ian Jeffress, assistant professor of saxophone at Western Carolina University, serves as saxophonist with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and is the alto saxophonist of the Assembly Quartet. He has performed with ensembles including the Florence Symphony Orchestra, the Motor City Symphony and the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and has given recitals at venues including the Bowling Green New Music Festival, World Saxophone Congress, the Treefalls New Music series, and at universities and schools throughout the United States, France and the United Kingdom. Jeffress is an enthusiastic proponent of the music of our time, and he has been consistently involved in commissioning and premiering new music for the instrument. Recent premieres have included works by Marilyn Shrude, Frank Wiley, Benjamin Dean Taylor, and Anthony Green. As a teacher dedicated to providing outstanding early training in addition to collegiate study, Jeffress is a co-founder of the Carolina Saxophone Camp.