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House Concert & Master Class with US Navy Band’s Principal Saxophonist and...

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155 Labbance Lane

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Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Jonathan Yanik is in demand across the world as a performer, teacher and guest clinician. He performs with such varied groups as the National Philharmonic, UrbanArias, Inscape chamber orchestra, Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Palms jazz orchestra, Bachelor Boys band, the US Navy Band saxophone quartet, the McLean Symphony and most notably serves as principal saxophone of the United States Navy Band (Washington, DC). Jonathan has been a soloist on over 100 high-visibility concerts in 30 states and is a featured performer at the Navy Band’s annual International Saxophone Symposium. He was also a featured soloist at the 2015 Saxophone congress and festival in Strasbourg, France performing David Biedenbender’s Dreams in the Dusk with La Garde Républicaine (Paris, France). Jonathan was the Grand Prize winner of the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in 2007.

A highly regarded teacher and guest clinician, Jonathan has given classes as a featured artist at the Midwest Clinic, Brevard Music Festival, University of Louisville, Delaware State University, University of Tennessee, Penn State University, Texas A&M, University of Mississippi and Youngstown State University, as well as many others. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Xaxophone at Towson University (Towson, MD) from 2011-2014.

Jonathan has his own solo album, Images, which features many of his own arrangements for saxophone. He earned a Masters of Music, with the highest honors, from University of Michigan, where he studied classical and jazz performance with Donald Sinta and Dr. Andrew Bishop. Jonathan received a Bachelors of Music Education, with high distinction, from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with Dr. Otis Murphy.

Jonathan is a Vandoren Performing Artist and Yamaha Performing Artist. He currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife, violist Megan Yanik, their son Benjamin and infant daughter Charlotte.

Jonathan's accompanist, Dan Campolieta, is a pianist, organist and composer in the Washington, D.C. metro area. With musical interests ranging from early music to the most avant-garde, Dan has worked in a variety of settings, including church music ministry and contemporary classical chamber ensembles, and has performed solo organ recitals throughout the United States.

Also entertaining us will be The Fairfield Wind Trio, named Music for Youth Ambassadors in recognition of service to the community in 2016. Making up the trio is Kate Wegener, a 16-year old oboist from Easton, Max Moon, bassoonist from Fairfield Warde High School and flutist Eric Hirsch, who attends Weston High School.



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