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Jeff Antoniuk

Jazz Improvisation - How & What To Practice


A workshop that is applicable to all levels of student, from high school students just getting started with jazz improvisation, to university and graduate level players. Bring your saxophone!


Biography


Heralded for his “considerable chops” (Jazz Times Magazine) and “a creative spark that never lets up” (Rochester City Paper), saxophonist, composer and educator Jeff Antoniuk defines his musical life by creating and expanding community, whether improvising a solo, connecting with an audience or in his numerous workshops and master classes. His “Digging Deeper” jazz education videos on YouTube and Facebook are approaching 300,000 views. An Eastman Saxophones and Gonzalez Reeds Artist, Antoniuk is internationally respected as both a master performer and as an engaging and inspirational educator. He has received numerous awards and commissions, and has produced more than ten critically acclaimed albums over the past several decades. He is currently the artistic director of both Maryland Summer Jazz and Jazz Band Masterclass, and has performed with Jimmy Haslip, Marcus Miller, Ingrid Jensen and Helen Sung. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Antoniuk is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.