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Klezmocracy - About Jason DuMars
Klezmocracy - About Jason DuMars
Jason DuMars is a composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist based in Portland, Oregon with an exceptionally diverse portfolio of professional experience.
musical work consistently pushes the boundaries of extended saxophone technique, as well as weaving diverse musical influences into fluid improvised and composed soundscapes.
has performed and recorded with a number of influential artists including Ned Rothenberg, Kevin Norton, Nick Didkovsky, Zoogz Rift, Chris Cutler, Bob Drake, Roger Trigaux, Marco Eneidi, Doug Theriault, Chalkdust, Ed Chang and Iris Moore.
is a world-renowned authority on saxophone history, and was the creator of the world's most popular saxophone Internet site, saxophone.org.
is also a skilled hand engraver, having worked on horns for John Faddis, Ted Nash and the Schilke company.
is the author of The Saxophone Buyer's Guide, and a contributing resource to several saxophone-related books.
spare time he
studies primitve living skills, food chemistry and ethnomusicology.
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Since their inception in 2002 Klezmocracy ...
Since their inception in 2002 Klezmocracy has been profiled on O.P.B.'s Art Beat and appeared as the house band for the Portland based radio show Live Wire.Klezmocracy is made up of saxophonist/composer Jason Dumars, bass player/composer Damian Erskine, pianist/Drammy-nominated composer Ralph Huntley, percussionist/Emmy-nominated composer Joe Janiga, and saxophonist/slide guitarist/Emmy-nominated composer Courtney Von Drehle.
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musician, composer, engraver, artist
~ Propelled by the same eclectic New York avant-jazz tendencies as works by Erik Friedlander, Marc Ribot and Anthony Coleman, Singuularity masterfully showcases the emotive modes of Portland alto sax innovator, Jason DuMars
"Prelude," the first of the album's 12 tracks, quickly demonstrates how DuMars
sax to paint pictures: It opens with a subtle passage that radiates a lilting feeling of serenity, then strikes a more intense motif by building into a massive wall of multi-saxed dissonance.
unaccompanied on more than half of these songs is, considering the emotional territory he
treads upon, almost unbelievable. -- Jeff Fuccillo ~ Willamette Week
~ It is strong modern music leaning in the jazz direction courtesy of Jason DuMars'
~ Jason DuMars
is the face of the modern avant garde saxophone.
Webmaster and contributor of The International Saxophone Home Page - the world's largest saxophone Internet site, he
is also the author of the Saxophone Buyer's Guide and the Saxophone Blue Book.
spare time, such that he
has earned a growing reputation as being at the forefront of sax composition and improvisation.
Tracks such as "Funny Farm" prove that Jason DuMars
has a sense of humour so often missing in the field of improvised music.
~ Jason DuMars'
elevating sax work and his
own subtle accompaniment on "Science Will Save Us (?)" all create a whole greater than the sum of the parts.
Portland Jazz Jams TV Show -- The Poetry of Dan Raphael with Jason DuMars
Jason DuMars and Charlie Rauh
Jason DuMars: soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, flute, clarinet, keyboards, cello, baglama saz, effects, and percussion
Jason DuMars / Ned Rothenberg duo
This was recorded at Hoods Woods studio in 1999, and was intended for inclusion on Singularity (see Turns, Quiet, and Separation).
Fiction, featuring Jason DuMars