February 22, 2019
Writer: Elisa Walker
REXBURG, Idaho— The Miami Saxophone Quartet will headline the Winter Jazz Festival concert Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.
They will be backed up by the Sound Alliance jazz band directed by BYU-Idaho director Mark Watkins.
Tickets for the BYU-Idaho Center Stage concert are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at http://www.byui.edu/tickets, at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, or by calling 208-496-3170.
South Florida saxophonists Gary Keller, Gary Lindsay, Ed Calle
Keller, the founder of the Miami Saxophone Quartet, has toured, recorded, and performed with a wide diversity of jazz artists and ensembles. He is currently a professor of saxophone at the University of Miami Frost School of Music.
As an arranger, Lindsay’s pop music credits include Jose Feliciano, Gloria Estefan, Jaci Velasquez, Julio Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, and many more. He is a professor of music and director of the studio/jazz writing program at the University of Miami.
Calle, a two-time Latin Grammy nominee, is one of the world’s top recording saxophonists. He is currently senior faculty of Miami Dade College.
Brignola, one of the world’s great baritone saxophone and bass clarinet players, has been a member of the quartet since its inception in 1996. He played with jazz legend Woody Herman for the last seven years of Herman’s career as a big band leader.