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James Falzone

Seattle, WA         

Clarinetist, composer, and improviser JAMES FALZONE is an acclaimed member of the international jazz and creative music scenes, a veteran contemporary music lecturer and clinician, and an award-winning composer who has been commissioned by chamber ensembles, dance companies, choirs, and symphony orchestras around the globe. He leads his own ensembles Allos Musica and The Renga Ensemble and has released a series of critically acclaimed recordings on Allos Documents, the label he founded in 2000. James performs throughout North America and Europe, appears regularly on Downbeat magazine’s Critics’ and Readers’ Polls, and was nominated as the 2011 Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. He has been profiled in the New York TimesThe Chicago TribuneNew Music Box, and Point of Departure, among many other publications. Educated at Northern Illinois University and New England Conservatory, James is also a respected educator and scholar and has been on the faculty of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Deep Springs College, North Central College, and was a fellow at The Center for Black Music Research. At present James is the Chair of Music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. 

James Falzone: Music Through Other Lenses

Overview of James’ work created for a January 2012 profile at New Music Box. See original profile with article by Devin Hurd at the NMB site. http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/james-falzone-music-through-other-lenses/

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James Falzone’s Renga Ensemble: Not Seeing

“Not Seeing” from the album “The Room Is” on Allos Documents. Visit http://allosmusica.org/ for more information.

James Falzone: Bb and Eb clarinets
Ken Vandermark: Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Keefe Jackson: tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, contra Bb bass clarinet
Jason Stein: bass clarinet
Ben Goldberg: Bb clarinet, contra Eb alto clarinet
Ned Rothenberg: Bb clarinet, alto saxophone

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And Yet Hope

Wayfaring is Katie Ernst (voice, bass) and James Falzone (clarinets).

‘And Yet Hope’ was composed by James Falzone (ASCAP), and is from ‘I Move, You Move’ (2017, Allos Documents).

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