Gary Bartz Named a 2024 Jazz Master by the NEA
August 15, 2023
Oberlin jazz faculty member and legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz was named a 2024 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran says, “Gary Bartz's saxophone has blazed trails with his dynamic phraseology and iconic tone for decades—he is representative for the truth in music.” Bartz joins the ranks with fellow Oberlin faculty member Billy Hart, a 2022 NEA Jazz Master.
Jazz Saxophone Professor Gary Bartz Releases New Album
April 2, 2021
Oberlin Conservatory jazz saxophone professor Gary Bartz, with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, has just released his first album in eight years titled, "Gary Bartz JID 006" on the Jazz is Dead label.
“He’s a luminary that has contributed so much to music culture, for decades,” says Younge about Bartz. “His musical ability is expanding with age and we’re honored to be a part of his world.”
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