“A major force in the saxophone world” (American Record Guide), internationally acclaimed saxophonist and recording artist Jonathan Wintringham has been described as “absolutely stunning” and “nothing short of a virtuoso” (‘The Sax’ magazine, Japan). He returns to Tucson and Academy Village for a free concert next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Wintringham is an advocate of contemporary music and works with composers to commission and perform new works. His repertoire also includes Russian Romantic and 20th Century American composers. Tuesday’s performance will feature works by Benson, Djupstrom, Glazunov, Harbison, Piazzolla, Still and Yoshimatsu.
A former UA student, Wintringham made his professional debut at the age of 17 and has given recitals, master classes and residencies throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. He completed his bachelor’s degree at UA and will be joined by former UA colleagues for this performance. Presently he is pursuing a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he works as a teaching assistant.
Submitted by Marcia Reinagel, Academy Village Volunteer