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Nick Zoulek


Positive/Positive, John Misciagno


If Not, Winter, Amanda Schoofs


Black Midi*, Mark Oliviero


Biography


Nick Zoulek is a modern saxophonist of “pure mindfulness and talent” (PopMatters). His “…performance, on saxophones in every range, is stunningly virtuosic, whatever the genre” (The Wall Street Journal). As a soloist, his "competence on the saxophone is nonpareil, extracting notes and timbres seemingly impossible” (Huffington Post) with the capacity to “[take] you to other worlds” (Milwaukee Magazine). As an interdisciplinary artist, Zoulek has served as music director with Wild Space Dance Company, and has scored and performed dance works with the Madison Ballet, HYPERlocal, and with members of Zenon and Like You Mean It dance companies. Experimenting with new media, his award-winning films have been screened at festivals in England, Serbia, Africa and around the United States. Zoulek has served on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (sabbatical replacement) teaching saxophone and jazz studies, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts in contemporary music performance at Bowling Green State University.


* denotes World Premiere.